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A taste for brown sugar : black women in pornography.

Author: Mireille Miller-Young
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book takes on representations of black women's sexuality in the porn industry. Black women share their thoughts about desire and eroticism, black women's sexuality and representation, and ambition and the need to make ends meet. Miller-Young documents their interventions into the history of black women's sexuality, looking at individual choices, however small, a costume, a gesture, an improvised line,as small  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mireille Miller-Young
ISBN: 9780822358282 082235828X
OCLC Number: 941724583
Notes: bibl. : index.
Description: XXI, 368p. : ill. ; .. cm.
Contents: Preface. Confessions of a Black Feminist Academic Photographer viiAcknowledgments viiiIntroduction. Brown Sugar: Theorizing Black Women's Sexual Labor in Photography 11. Sepia Sex Scenes: Spectacles of Difference in Race Porn 232. Sexy Soul Sisters: Black Women in the Golden Era 663. Black Chicks: Marketing Black Women in the Video Era 1044. Ho Theory: Black Female Sexuality at the Convergence of Hip Hop and Pornography 1425. (Black) Porn Star: Aspirations and Realities in Porn Work 1806. Behind the Scenes: Confronting Disempowerment and Creating Change in Black Women's Porn Work 226Epilogue. Behind the Camera: Black Women's Illicit Erotic Interventions 263Notes 283Bibliography 315Index 355


Based on extensive archival and ethnographic research on dozens of women who have worked in adult entertainment since the 1980s, A Taste for Brown Sugar boldly takes on representations of black  Read more...


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"Miller-Young ends the book with a succinct, pointed conclusion that reminds the reader one last time of the humanity at the core of the adult film industry-but it could equally describe the Read more...

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