Black Women's Bodies and the Nation develops a decolonial approach to representations of iconic Black women's bodies within popular culture in the US, UK and the Caribbean and the racialization and affective load of muscle, bone, fat and skin through the trope of the subaltern figure of the Sable-Saffron Venus as an 'alter/native- body'.
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Shirley Anne Tate is Associate Professor in Race and Culture and Director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, UK and Visiting Professor in The Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa.Review:
“Black Women’s Bodies and the Nation: Race, Gender and Culture proposes a new analytical approach to the study of black women’s representation. ... Tate provides an important theoretical contribution for social scientists. ... Her work is of interest to any interdisciplinary scholar interested in the body, intersectionality, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, media and popular culture, or identity. ” (Niamba Baskerville, Ethnic and Racial Studies, February, 2016)
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