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Scandalize My NameBlack Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life$
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Terrion L. Williamson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823274727

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823274727.001.0001

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In the Life

In the Life

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Scandalize My Name

Terrion L. Williamson

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses the case of eight black women who were the victims of a serial murderer between July 2003 and October 2004 in Peoria, Illinois. It begins with an analysis of the Don Imus incident of 2007, in which the “shock jock” referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos,” in order to foreground the unwitting alliance between discrimination and liberalism at the level of representational discourse, and to suggest how black women in the life expose the limitations of a social order conditioned by value.

Keywords:   Toni Morrison, nappy-headed ho, representational discourse, serial murder, value, violence

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