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Hardback:Venus in the dark : blackness and beauty in popular culture / Janell Hobson.:2005 Hardback Venus in the dark : blackness and beauty in popular culture / Janell Hobson.
Venus in the dark : blackness and beauty in popular culture / Janell Hobson.
Author: Hobson, Janell, 1973-
Publication year: 2005
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Routledge,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780415974011 (hbk.) : 0415974011 (hbk.) : 9780415974028 (pbk.) : 041597402X (pbk.) :
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Formerly CIP.
Re-presenting the black female body : an introduction -- Venus and the hottentot : the emergence of an icon -- The hottentot venus revisited : the politics of reclamation -- The "batty" politic : toward an aesthetic of the black female body -- Mirror, mirror : framing the black female body for still and motion pictures.
Western culture has long been fascinated with Black women, but a history of enslavement & colonial conquest has variously labeled Black women's bodies as 'exotic' & 'grotesque'. This cultural history of the Black female body explores the enduring figure of the 'Hottentot Venus'.
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