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Representation and Black Womanhood The Legacy of Sarah Baartman

ISBN-10: 0230117791

ISBN-13: 9780230117792

Edition: 2011

Authors: Natasha Gordon-Chipembere

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List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 207
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prelude: �I've come to take you home�
Introduction: Claiming Sarah Baartman, a Legacy to Grasp
The Archive: Disrupting the Colonial Narrative
�Body� of Evidence: Saartjie Baartman and the Archive
�My Tongue Softens On That Other Name�: Poetry, People, and Plants in Sarah Bartmann's Natural World
�Rude� Performances: Theorizing Agency
Baartman and the Private: How Can We Look at a Figure that Has Been Looked at Too Much?
Placing and Replacing �The Venus Hottentot�: An Archeology of Pornography, Race, and Power
Troubling the �Truth�: Corporeal Representations
Writing Baartman's Agency: History, Biography, and the Imbroglios of Truth
�I Wanna Love Something Wild�: A Reading of Suzan-Lori Parks's Venus
�Just Ask the Scientists�: Troubling the �Hottentot� and Scientific Racism in Bessie Head's Maru and Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy
Staging the Body of the (M)other: The �Hottentot Venus� and the �Wild Dancing Bushman�
Under Cuvier's Microscope: The Dissection of Michelle Obama in the Twenty-First Century
Notes on Contributors
Bibliography
Index