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Erotic Revolutionaries: Black Women, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
by Shayne Lee
This book steers black sexual politics toward a more sex-positive trajectory, navigating the uncharted spaces where social constructionism, third-wave feminism, and black popular culture collide to locate a new site for sexuality studies that is theoretically innovative, politically subversive, and stylistically chic.
ebook, 176 pages
Published August 4th 2010 by Hamilton Books
(first published January 1st 2010)
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Aug 29, 2011 Amanda rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: People that are drunk and reading random excerpts from books in a theatrical manner
Recommended to Amanda by: Shayne Lee
I didn't particularly enjoy this book. It sounds like all this dude did for a year was watch TV and YouTube videos and listen to women he finds attractive's CDs and wrote a book on what he saw/heard. Had to read it for his class though! I have to say the people he quotes are outrageously funny though, so it was mildly entertaining for a required read (at least towards the end). If you're reading this for fun or something, it's not. Also Beyonce is only touched upon so don't judge the cover too h ...more
Poorly written, but it does contain an interesting argument about possibility that the sexual nature of performance/music/dance is empowering to black women. I really don't know to what extent I buy this argument but it's interesting to think about.