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Scandalize My Name – Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life - Fordham Scholarship Online
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Scandalize My Name: Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life

Terrion L. Williamson


From sapphire, mammy, and jezebel to the angry black woman, baby mama, and nappy-headed ho, black female iconography has had a long and tortured history in public culture. The telling of this history has long occupied the work of black female theorists—much of which has been foundational in situating black women within the matrix of sociopolitical thought and practice in the United States. Scandalize My Name builds upon the rich tradition of this work while taking a detour from conventional stereotype discourse to argue that black social life defies the limitations of representational thought ... More

Keywords: African American women, black culture, black social life, black feminist practice, representation, stereotypes, value

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823274727
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823274727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terrion L. Williamson, author
Michigan State University

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