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"Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas

Black Power Action Films

  • Author: Stephane Dunn
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252091049
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 192
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This lively study unpacks the intersecting racial, sexual, and gender politics underlying the representations of racialized bodies, masculinities, and femininities in early 1970s black action films, with particular focus on the representation of black femininity. Stephane Dunn explores the typical, sexualized, subordinate positioning of women in low-budget blaxploitation action narratives as well as more seriously radical films like Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and The Spook Who Sat by the Door, in which black women are typically portrayed as trifling "bitches" compared to the supermacho black male heroes. The terms "baad bitches" and "sassy supermamas" signal the reversal of this positioning with the emergence of supermama heroines in the few black action films in the early 1970s that featured self-assured, empowered, and tough (or "baad") black women as protagonists: Cleopatra Jones, Coffy, and Foxy Brown. Dunn offers close examination of a distinct moment in the history of African American representation in popular cinema, tracing its emergence out of a radical political era, influenced especially by the Black Power movement and feminism. "Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas also engages blaxploitation's impact and lingering aura in contemporary hip-hop culture as suggested by its disturbing gender politics and the "baad bitch daughters" of Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones, rappers Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown.

"Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas

Black Power Action Films

  • Author: Stephane Dunn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 166
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An incisive analysis of gender and race in classic blaxploitation films

Joss Whedon and Race

Joss Whedon and Race

Critical Essays

  • Author: Mary Ellen Iatropoulos
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 147662657X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 340
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Joss Whedon is known for exploring philosophical questions through socially progressive narratives in his films, television shows and comics. His work critiques racial stereotypes, sometimes repudiating them, sometimes reinvesting in them (sometimes both at once). This collection of new essays explores his representations of racial power dynamics between individuals and institutions and how the Whedonverse constructs race, ethnicity and nationality relationships.

Style Politics

Style Politics

Mode, Geschlecht und Schwarzsein in den USA, 1943-1975

  • Author: Philipp Dorestal
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 383942125X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 370
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Wie wird Style als Mittel der politischen Intervention eingesetzt? Die US-amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung und afroamerikanische Organisationen wie die Black Panther Party oder die Nation of Islam - aber auch das Blaxploitation-Filmgenre - bedienten sich eines spezifischen Stylings, um darüber politische Identitäten wie Gender, Race und Sexualität zu inszenieren. Mithilfe der Performativitätstheorie und Ansätzen aus den Cultural Studies eröffnet Philipp Dorestal eine neue Perspektive auf die Geschichte der African Americans und leistet damit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte des Politischen.

Reading African American Autobiography

Reading African American Autobiography

Twenty-First-Century Contexts and Criticism

  • Author: Eric D. Lamore
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
  • ISBN: 0299309800
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 278
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From the 1760s to Barack Obama, this collection offers fresh looks at classic African American life narratives; highlights neglected African American lives, texts, and genres; and discusses the diverse outpouring of twenty-first-century memoirs.

Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma

Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma

  • Author: D. Marvin Jones
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313395780
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 297
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Is Gangsta Rap just black noise? Or does it play the same role for urban youth that CNN plays in mainstream America? This provocative set of essays tells us how Gangsta Rap is a creative "report" about an urban crisis, our new American dilemma, and why we need to listen. • A chronological account of development of rap music going back to the era of slavery • Drawings and editorial cartoons • A multicultural bibliography containing sociological, historical, and legal materials • A glossary of many key terms such as "structural racism" and "governmentalism"

Film Dialogue

Film Dialogue

  • Author: Jeff Jaeckle
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231850425
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 288
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Film Dialogue is the first anthology in film studies devoted to the topic of language in cinema, bringing together leading and emerging scholars to discuss the aesthetic, narrative, and ideological dimensions of film speech that have largely gone unappreciated and unheard. Consisting of thirteen essays divided into three sections: genre, auteur theory, and cultural representation, Film Dialogue revisits and reconfigures several of the most established topics in film studies in an effort to persuade readers that "spectators" are more accurately described as "audiences," that the gaze has its equal in eavesdropping, and that images are best understood and appreciated through their interactions with words. Including an introduction that outlines a methodology of film dialogue study and adopting an accessible prose style throughout, Film Dialogue is a welcome addition to ongoing debates about the place, value, and purpose of language in cinema.

The Journal of African American History

The Journal of African American History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: N.A
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Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: A-C

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: A-C

  • Author: Fedwa Malti-Douglas
  • Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
  • ISBN: 9780028659619
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 1682
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Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more.

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Sociology 2009

Sociology 2009

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

  • Author: British Library
  • Publisher: International Bibliography of
  • ISBN: 9780415599283
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 625
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First published in 1952, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology) is well established as a major bibliographic reference for students, researchers & librarians.

New Books on Women and Feminism

New Books on Women and Feminism

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: N.A
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New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: N.A
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Extending the diaspora

Extending the diaspora

new histories of Black people

  • Author: Dawne Y. Curry,Eric D. Duke,Marshanda A. Smith
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 306
  • View: 1688
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Fresh perspectives on the black diaspora's global histories

International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences

International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature Chiefly in the Fields of Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Books
  • Page: N.A
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Bitch

Bitch

ein Loblied auf gefährliche Frauen

  • Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442150830
  • Category:
  • Page: 510
  • View: 2144
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The Superfly Guide to Blaxploitation

The Superfly Guide to Blaxploitation

  • Author: Martin McCabe,Alan McQueen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781852869441
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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A movie-by-movie guide to blaxploitation cinema. There are features on black action cinema's biggest stars, from Pam Grier to Richard Roundtree, as well as coverage of black horror films, musicals and kung fu pictures. The legacy of blaxploitation and its affects on the stars careers are examined.

Die Biologie der Transzendenz

Die Biologie der Transzendenz

eine Blaupause des menschlichen Geistes

  • Author: Joseph Chilton Pearce
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783936855210
  • Category:
  • Page: 391
  • View: 7767
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African American Women and Sexuality in the Cinema

African American Women and Sexuality in the Cinema

  • Author: Norma Manatu
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786451449
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 245
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The representation of African American women is an important issue in the overall study of how women are portrayed in film, and has received serious attention in recent years. Traditionally, “women of color,” particularly African American women, have been at the margins of studies of women’s on-screen depictions—or excluded altogether. This work focuses exclusively on the sexual objectification of African American women in film from the 1980s to the early 2000s. Critics of the negative sexual imagery have long speculated that control by African American filmmakers would change how African American women are depicted. This work examines sixteen films made by males both white and black to see how the imagery might change with the race of the filmmaker. Four dimensions are given special attention: the diversity of the women’s roles and relationships with men, the sexual attitudes of the African American female characters, their attitudes towards men, and their nonverbal and verbal sexual behaviors. This work also examines the role culture has played in perpetuating the images, how film influences viewers’ perception of African American women and their sexuality, and how the imagery polarizes women by functioning as a regulator of their sexual behaviors based on cultural definitions of the feminine.