Unbought and Unbossed Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation
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Unbought and Unbossed critically examines the ways black women writers in the 1970s and early 1980s deploy black female characters that transgress racial, gender, and especially sexual boundaries. Trimiko Melancon analyzes literary and cultural texts, including Toni Morrison’s Sula and Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place, in the socio-cultural and historical moments of their production. She shows how representations of black women in the American literary and cultural imagination diverge from stereotypes and constructions of whiteness,” as well as constructions of female identity imposed by black nationalism.Drawing from black feminist and critical race theories, historical…
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall