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Skin Acts Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Black Male Performer

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ISBN-10: 0822356775

ISBN-13: 9780822356776

Edition: 2014

Authors: Michelle Ann Stephens

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In Skin Acts, Michelle Ann Stephens explores the work of four iconic twentieth-century black male performers--Bert Williams, Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte, and Bob Marley--to reveal how racial and sexual difference is both marked by and experienced in the skin. She situates each figure within his cultural moment, examining his performance in the context of contemporary race relations and visual regimes. Drawing on Lacanian psychoanalysis and performance theory, Stephens contends that while black skin is subject to what Frantz Fanon called the epidermalizing and hardening effects of the gaze, it is in the flesh that other--intersubjective, pre-discursive, and sensuous--forms of knowing take…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 8/24/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 0.24" wide x 0.35" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English