The Resource Eating the Black body : miscegenation as sexual consumption in African American literature and culture, Carlyle Van Thompson

Eating the Black body : miscegenation as sexual consumption in African American literature and culture, Carlyle Van Thompson

Label
Eating the Black body : miscegenation as sexual consumption in African American literature and culture
Title
Eating the Black body
Title remainder
miscegenation as sexual consumption in African American literature and culture
Statement of responsibility
Carlyle Van Thompson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this exploration of racial subjugation and its aftermath, Carlyle Van Thompson illumines the racialized sexual desire that reduces Black people to commodities for consumption. Eating the Black Body examines the often-sadistic forms of sexual violence during the period of slavery and its aftermath. By looking at one poem and three novels - Richard Wright's Between the World and Me, John Oliver Killens' Youngblood, Gayl Jones' Corregidora, and Octavia Butler's Kindred - that examine slavery and the Jim Crow period, Thompson investigates a wide variety of Black bodies as sites of miscegenation and sexual desire. Thompson also examines a horrific case of White male police brutality in New York City in which a Black man was sodomized. Bold and persuasively argued, Eating the Black Body will engage readers in a broad range of literary, historical, and cultural studies."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/3552
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
T48 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • African-American literature and culture,
  • African American literature and culture,
Series volume
  • v. 10
  • v. 10
Label
Eating the Black body : miscegenation as sexual consumption in African American literature and culture, Carlyle Van Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-231)
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  • net
Contents
Consuming hot Black bodies : miscegenation as sexual violence in African American literature and culture -- Speaking desire and consumption of the Black body in Richard Wright's "Between the world and me" -- Miscegenation as sexual consumption : the enduring legacy of America's White-supremacist culture of violence in John Oliver Killens' Youngblood -- Miscegenation, monstrous memories, and misogyny as sexual consumption in Gayl Jones' Corregidora -- Moving past the present : racialized sexual violence and miscegenous consumption in Octavia Butler's Kindred -- White police penetrating, probing, and playing in the Black man's ass : the sadistic sodomizing of Abner Louima
Control code
000027159568
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 231 p.
Isbn
9780820479316
Lccn
2005013511
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.b24029579
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60360442
  • ebscoebk0820479314

Library Locations

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