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ISBN: 025203340X
Author: Stephane Dunn
Language: English
Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 1 edition (August 4, 2008)
Pages: 192
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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Stephane Dunn explores the typical, sexualized, subordinate positioning of women in low-budget blaxploitation action narratives as well as more seriously radical films like Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and The Spook Who Sat by the Door, in which black women are typically portrayed.

Stephane Dunn explores the typical, sexualized, subordinate positioning of women in low-budget blaxploitation action narratives as well as more seriously radical films like Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and The Spook Who Sat by the Door, in which black women are typically portrayed as trifling "bitches" compared to the supermacho black male heroes.

Black Power Action Films Stephane Dunn. Baad Bitches and Sassy Supermamas. the new black studies series. A list of books in the series appears at the end of this book. black power action films STEPHANE DUNN. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS Urbana and Chicago.

With insightful perspectives and sharp analysis, "Baad Bitches" & Sassy Supermamas offers a critical reexamination of sexualized filmĀ . Dunn goes much further into these films than scholars of previous studies have.

With insightful perspectives and sharp analysis, "Baad Bitches" & Sassy Supermamas offers a critical reexamination of sexualized film representations of African American women, and sheds much-needed light on historical constructions of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality. -The Journal of African American History. Sharply observed, well-written survey of African American action films of the 1970s.

This is a wonderfully critical contribution to the fields of film theory, cultural studies, black studies, and gender and sexuality studies

This is a wonderfully critical contribution to the fields of film theory, cultural studies, black studies, and gender and sexuality studies. The book is sure to interest any critical consumer of pop culture who is interested in the way that power is expressed through film.

Part of the The New Black Studies Series Series). This lively study unpacks the intersecting racial, sexual, and gender politics underlying the representations of racialized bodies, masculinities, and femininities in early 1970s black action films, with particular focus on the representation of black femininity.

Black Power Action Films. An essential companion to the black film studies genre. An incisive analysis of gender and race in classic blaxploitation films. Dunn offers close examination of a distinct moment in the history of African American representation in popular cinema, tracing its emergence out of a radical political era, influenced especially by the Black Power movement and feminism.

Series: The New Black Studies Series

Series: The New Black Studies Series. Book Description: This lively study unpacks the intersecting racial, sexual, and gender politics underlying the representations of racialized bodies, masculinities, and femininities in early 1970s black action films, with particular focus on the representation of black femininity.

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Black Power Action Films (New Black Studies Series). Published July 21, 2008 by University of Illinois Press There's no description for this book yet. Published July 21, 2008 by University of Illinois Press. Internet Archive Wishlist, History and criticism, Action and adventure films, African American women heroes in motion pictures, Blaxploitation films.

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This lively study unpacks the intersecting racial, sexual, and gender politics underlying the representations of racialized bodies, masculinities, and femininities in early 1970s black action films, with particular focus on the representation of black femininity. Stephane Dunn explores the typical, sexualized, subordinate positioning of women in low-budget blaxploitation action narratives as well as more seriously radical films like Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and The Spook Who Sat by the Door, in which black women are typically portrayed as trifling "bitches" compared to the supermacho black male heroes. The terms "baad bitches" and "sassy supermamas" signal the reversal of this positioning with the emergence of supermama heroines in the few black action films in the early 1970s that featured self-assured, empowered, and tough (or "baad") black women as protagonists: Cleopatra Jones, Coffy, and Foxy Brown.

Dunn offers close examination of a distinct moment in the history of African American representation in popular cinema, tracing its emergence out of a radical political era, influenced especially by the Black Power movement and feminism. "Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas also engages blaxploitation's impact and lingering aura in contemporary hip-hop culture as suggested by its disturbing gender politics and the "baad bitch daughters" of Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones, rappers Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown.  

Comments:

sunrise bird
I am excited to get thru this however I wasn't aware that there was so many notes from the previous owner throughout the book..that was kind of off putting . But I cant wait to find a min or some quiet time to dive into this subject that is still essential to even today
Wen
Dunn is the first author to examine blaxploitation movies and African American actresses contributions to this genre. Her premise is original--that sassy supermamas were the mothers of today's hip hop artists like Lil Kim and Foxy Brown and that Grier and Dobson's characters represented empowerment and independence. Leaving aside the colloquisms that dominate the book, Dunn writes in an accessible style. It is about time that for a book to appear about Pam Grier and Tamara Dobson, the original sassy supermamas as Dunn's title suggests.

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