The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

By Jennifer Christine Nash

In The Black physique in Ecstasy, Jennifer C. Nash rewrites black feminism's conception of illustration. Her research strikes past black feminism's preoccupation with damage and restoration to think about how racial fictions can create an area of service provider or even excitement for black girl topics. Nash's cutting edge readings of hardcore pornographic movies from the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties strengthen a brand new approach to interpreting racialized pornography that specializes in black women's pleasures in blackness: delights in toying with and subverting blackness, moments of racialized pleasure, planned enactments of hyperbolic blackness, and funny performances of blackness that poke enjoyable on the fantastical undertaking of race. Drawing on feminist and queer thought, severe race conception, and media stories, Nash creates a brand new black feminist interpretative perform, one aware of the messy contradictions—between pride and pain, among wish and degradation—at the center of black pleasures.

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