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Vénus noire : black women and colonial fantasies in nineteenth-century France

Author: Robin Mitchell
Publisher: Athens, GA : The University of Georgia Press, [2020]
Series: Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Even though there were relatively few people of color in postrevolutionary France, images of and discussions about black women in particular appeared repeatedly in a variety of French cultural sectors and social milieus. In Vénus Noire, Robin Mitchell shows how these literary and visual depictions of black women helped to shape the country's postrevolutionary national identity, particularly in response to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mitchell, Robin, 1962-
Vénus noire.
Athens, GA : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018027405
(OCoLC)1047525793
Named Person: Sarah Baartman; Claire de Durfort Duras, duchesse de; Jeanne Duval; Sarah Baartman; Jeanne Duval
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Mitchell
ISBN: 9780820354330 0820354333
OCLC Number: 1137536157
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 183 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Black women in the French imaginary --
The tale of three women: the biographies --
Entering darkness: colonial anxieties and the cultural production of Sarah Baartmann --
Ourika mania: cultural consumption of (dis)remembered blackness --
Jeanne Duval: site of memory --
Conclusion: Vénus noire.
Series Title: Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.
Other Titles: Black women and colonial fantasies in nineteenth-century France
Responsibility: Robin Mitchell.

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