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Unbought and Unbossed - Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation

Melancon, Trimiko

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ISBN 10: 1439911452 / ISBN 13: 9781439911457
Published by American Literatures Initiative
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Title: Unbought and Unbossed - Transgressive Black ...

Publisher: American Literatures Initiative

Binding: Hardcover

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Unbought and Unbossed examines black women's literary and cultural production of the 1970s and early 1980s. Considering texts in the socio-cultural and historical moments of their production, Trimiko Melancon analyzes representations of black women that not only transgress racial, gender, and sexual boundaries, but also diverge from both discourses of "whiteness" and constructions of female identity imposed by black nationalism.

Drawing from black feminist and critical race theories, discourses on gender and sexuality, and literary criticism, Melancon illuminates the complexity of black female identity, desire, and intimacy. She sheds light on a more complex black identity, one ungoverned by rigid politics over-determined by race, gender and sexuality, while also enabling us to better understand the black sexual revolution, contemporary cultural moments, and representations in the age of Michelle Obama.

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How do fictional representations of transgressive black women in the post-civil rights era expand our understanding of race and black womanhood?

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