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Author Scott, Darieck

Title Extravagant abjection : blackness, power, and sexuality in the African American literary imagination / Darieck Scott

Publ Info New York : New York University Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PS374.N4 S36 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 317 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Sexual cultures
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: Blackness, abjection, and sexuality -- Fanon's muscles: (Black) power revisited -- "A race that could be so dealt with" : terror, time, and (Black) power -- Slavery, rape, and the Black male abject -- Notes on Black (power) bottoms -- The occupied territory : homosexuality and history in Amiri Baraka's Black arts -- Porn and the n-word : lust, Samuel Delany's The mad man, and a derangement of body and sense(s) -- Conclusion: Extravagant abjection
Note Challenging the conception of empowerment associated with the Black Power Movement and its political and intellectual legacies, this title contends that power can be found not only in martial resistance, but, surprisingly, where the black body has been inflicted with harm or humiliation
LC subject American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism
African American men in literature
Power (Social sciences) in literature
Race relations in literature
Rape in literature
Homosexuality in literature
Pornography in literature
Abjection in literature
ISBN 9780814740941 (cl : alk. paper)
0814740944 (cl : alk. paper)
9780814740958 (pb : alk. paper)
0814740952 (pb : alk. paper)
9780814741351 (e-book : alk. paper)
0814741355 (e-book : alk. paper)