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  • Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2002.
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Description: xiv, 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0472067079 :

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Skin deep, spirit strong : : the Black female body in American culture

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The body politic: black female sexuality and the nineteenth-century Euro-American imagination / Beverly Guy-Sheftall -- "Some could suckle over their shoulder": male travelers, female bodies, and the gendering of racial ideology, 1500-1770 / Jennifer L. Morgan -- Gender, race, and nation: the comparative anatomy of "Hottentot" women in Europe, 1815-17 / Anne Fausto-Sterling -- Economies of the flesh: representing the black female body in art / Lisa Collins -- Faith Ringgold's Slave rape series / Lisa E. Farrington -- The black look and "the spectacle of whitefolks": wildness in Toni Morrison's Beloved / Rachel Adams -- Naked, neutered, or noble: the black female body in America and the problem of photographic history / Carla Williams -- "The prettiest specimen of boyhood": cross-gender and racial disguise in Pauline E. Hopkin's Winona / Siobhan B. Somerville --

"Coming out blackened and whole": fragmentation and regeneration in Audre Lorde's Zami and The cancer journals / Elizabeth Alexander -- What (n)ever happened to Aunt Jemima: eating disorders, fetal rights, and black female appetite in contemporary American culture / Doris Witt -- Mastering the female pelvis: race and the tools of reproduction / Terri Kapsalis -- Black (w)holes and the geometry of black female sexuality / Evelynn Hammonds -- Directing the gaze: an inside look at making Naked acts / Bridgett Davis.

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