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Title A taste for brown sugar : black women in pornography / Mireille Miller-Young.
Author Miller-Young, Mireille, 1976- author.
Publication Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014.
Description xxi, 368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Call # 791.4365 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-354) and index.
Contents Preface: confessions of a black feminist academic pornographer -- Introduction: brown sugar: theorizing black women's sexual labor in pornography -- Sepia sex scenes : spectacles of difference in race porn -- Sexy soul sisters : black women in the golden era -- Black chicks : marketing black women in the video era -- Ho theory : black female sexuality at the convergence of hip-hop and pornography -- (Black) porn star : aspirations and realities in porn work -- Behind the scenes : confronting disempowerment and creating change in black women's porn work -- Epilogue behind the camera: black women's illicit erotic interventions.
Summary "A Taste for Brown Sugar boldly takes on representations of black women's sexuality in the porn industry. It is based on Mireille Miller-Young's extensive archival research and her interviews with dozens of women who have worked in the adult entertainment industry since the 1980s. The women share their thoughts about desire and eroticism, black women's sexuality and representation, and ambition and the need to make ends meet. Miller-Young documents their interventions into the complicated history of black women's sexuality, looking at individual choices, however small--a costume, a gesture, an improvised line--as small acts of resistance, of what she calls 'illicit eroticism.' Building on the work of other black feminist theorists, and contributing to the field of sex work studies, she seeks to expand discussion of black women's sexuality to include their eroticism and desires, as well as their participation and representation in the adult entertainment industry. Miller-Young wants the voices of black women sex workers heard, and the decisions they make, albeit often within material and industrial constraints, recognized as their own"--Publisher description.
Subject Pornographic films -- United States -- History and criticism.
African American women in motion pictures.
African American motion picture actors and actresses.
African American motion picture actors and actresses. (OCoLC)fst00799268
African American women in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00799500
Pornographic films. (OCoLC)fst01747263
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9780822358145 (cloth ; alk. paper)
082235814X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780822358282 (pbk. ; alk. paper) :
082235828X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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