Funk the Erotic

Author: L.H. Stallings
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252097688
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Funk. It is multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It is the affect that shapes film, performance, sound, food, technology, drugs, energy, time, and the seeds of revolutionary ideas for black movements. But funk is also an experience to feel, to hear, to touch and taste, and in Funk the Erotic , L. H. Stallings uses funk in all its iterations as an innovation in black studies. Stallings uses funk to highlight the importance of the erotic and eroticism in Black cultural and political movements, debunking "the truth of sex" and its histories. Brandishing funk as a theoretical tool, Stallings argues that Western theories of the erotic fail as universally applicable terms or philosophies, and thus lack utility in discussions of black bodies, subjects, and culture. In considering the Victorian concept of freak in black funk, Stallings proposes that black artists across all media have fashioned a tradition that embraces the superfreak, sexual guerrilla, sexual magic, mama's porn, black trans narratives, and sex work in a post-human subject position. Their goal: to ensure survival and evolution in a world that exploits black bodies in capitalist endeavors, imperialism, and colonization. Revitalizing and wide-ranging, Funk the Erotic offers a needed examination of black sexual cultures, a discursive evolution of black ideas about eroticism, a critique of work society, a reexamination of love, and an articulation of the body in black movements.

Keywords for African American Studies

Author: Erica R. Edwards
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 147985283X
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A new vocabulary for African American Studies As the longest-standing interdisciplinary field, African American Studies has laid the foundation for critically analyzing issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within the academy and beyond. This volume assembles the keywords of this field for the first time, exploring not only the history of those categories but their continued relevance in the contemporary moment. Taking up a vast array of issues such as slavery, colonialism, prison expansion, sexuality, gender, feminism, war, and popular culture, Keywords for African American Studies showcases the startling breadth that characterizes the field. Featuring an august group of contributors across the social sciences and the humanities, the keywords assembled within the pages of this volume exemplify the depth and range of scholarly inquiry into Black life in the United States. Connecting lineages of Black knowledge production to contemporary considerations of race, gender, class, and sexuality, Keywords for African American Studies provides a model for how the scholarship of the field can meet the challenges of our social world.

Sisters in the Life

Author: Yvonne Welbon
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822371855
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From experimental shorts and web series to Hollywood blockbusters and feminist porn, the work of African American lesbian filmmakers has made a powerful contribution to film history. But despite its importance, this work has gone largely unacknowledged by cinema historians and cultural critics. Assembling a range of interviews, essays, and conversations, Sisters in the Life tells a full story of African American lesbian media-making spanning three decades. In essays on filmmakers including Angela Robinson, Tina Mabry and Dee Rees; on the making of Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman (1996); and in interviews with Coquie Hughes, Pamela Jennings, and others, the contributors center the voices of black lesbian media makers while underscoring their artistic influence and reach as well as the communities that support them. Sisters in the Life marks a crucial first step in narrating the history and importance of these compelling yet unsung artists. Contributors. Jennifer DeVere Brody, Jennifer DeClue, Raul Ferrera-Balanquet, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Thomas Allen Harris, Devorah Heitner, Pamela L. Jennings, Alexandra Juhasz, Kara Keeling, Candace Moore, Marlon Moore, Michelle Parkerson, Roya Rastegar, L. H. Stallings, Yvonne Welbon, Patricia White, Karin D. Wimbley

Lana and Lilly Wachowski

Author: Cael M. Keegan
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252050878
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Lana and Lilly Wachowski have redefined the technically and topically possible while joyfully defying audience expectations. Visionary films like The Matrix trilogy and Cloud Atlas have made them the world's most influential transgender media producers, and their coming out retroactively put trans* aesthetics at the very center of popular American culture. Cáel M. Keegan views the Wachowskis films as an approach to trans* experience that maps a transgender journey and the promise we might learn "to sense beyond the limits of the given world." Keegan reveals how the filmmakers take up the relationship between identity and coding (be it computers or genes), inheritance and belonging, and how transgender becoming connects to a utopian vision of a post-racial order. Along the way, he theorizes a trans* aesthetic that explores the plasticity of cinema to create new social worlds, new temporalities, and new sensory inputs and outputs. Film comes to disrupt, rearrange, and evolve the cinematic exchange with the senses in the same manner that trans* disrupts, rearranges, and evolves discrete genders and sexes.

Trans

Author: Jack Halberstam
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520292693
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This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism and political recognition. What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to U.S. and European articulations of self? And how have people responded to the new definitions and understanding of sex and the gendered body? In Trans*, Jack Halberstam explores these recent shifts in the meaning of the gendered body and representation, and explores the possibilities of a nongendered, gender-optional, or gender-queer future.

Triton

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783404240166
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Der weite Raum der Zeit

Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641161452
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Blinde Eifersucht und zerstörerischer Zorn – doch die Zeit heilt alle Wunden Der Londoner Investmentbanker Leo verdächtigt seine schwangere Frau MiMi, ihn mit seinem Jugendfreund Xeno zu betrügen. In rasender Eifersucht und blind gegenüber allen gegenteiligen Beweisen verstößt er MiMi und seine neugeborene Tochter Perdita. Durch einen glücklichen Zufall findet der Barpianist Shep das Baby und nimmt es mit nach Hause. Jahre später verliebt sich das Mädchen in einen jungen Mann – Xenos einzigen Sohn. Zusammen machen sie sich auf, das Rätsel ihrer Herkunft zu lösen und alte Wunden zu heilen, damit der Bann der Vergangenheit endlich gebrochen wird. Jeanette Winterson spielt souverän mit Figuren und Handlung aus Shakespeares "Das Wintermärchen" und erzählt eine verblüffend moderne Geschichte über rasende Eifersucht, blinden Selbsthass und die tiefe Sehnsucht in uns, die Fehler der Vergangenheit wieder gut zu machen.

Die Ethik des Realen

Author: Alenka Zupančič
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783851320879
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Gre za študijo Kantove etike s perspektive tistih vprašanj in paradoksov, ki jih je ob problematiki etike izpostavil Jacques Lacan. Kantova "revolucija" v etiki sprevrne razmerje med pojmom dobrega in moralnim zakonom: moralni zakon ni izpeljan iz nekega predhodnega pojma dobrega, temveč je sam pojem dobrega podrejen moralnemu zakonu. Knjiga obravnava konsekvence takšne konceptualne zastavitve in pokaže njihovo relevantnost za aktualno razpravo o etiki.