Private Lives, Proper Relations: Regulating Black Intimacy

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Private Lives, Proper Relations begins with the question of why contemporary African American literature--particularly that produced by black women--is continually concerned with issues of respectability and propriety. Candice M. Jenkins argues that this preoccupation has its origins in recurrent ideologies about African American sexuality, and that it expresses a fundamental aspect of the racial self--an often unarticulated link between the intimate and the political in black culture. In a counterpoint to her ...

Private Lives, Proper Relations: Regulating Black Intimacy 2007, Univ of Chicago Behalf of Minnesota Univ Pres

ISBN-13: 9780816647880

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Private Lives, Proper Relations: Regulating Black Intimacy 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816647873

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