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New PDF release: "Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action

By Stephane Dunn

ISBN-10: 025203340X

ISBN-13: 9780252033407

ISBN-10: 025207548X

ISBN-13: 9780252075483

This vigorous learn unpacks the intersecting racial, sexual, and gender politics underlying the representations of racialized our bodies, masculinities, and femininities in early Seventies black motion movies, with specific specialise in the illustration of black femininity. Stephane Dunn explores the common, sexualized, subordinate positioning of girls in within your means blaxploitation motion narratives in addition to extra heavily radical motion pictures like Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and The Spook Who Sat by means of the Door, within which black girls are usually portrayed as trifling "bitches" in comparison to the supermacho black male heroes. The phrases "baad bitches" and "sassy supermamas" sign the reversal of this positioning with the emergence of supermama heroines within the few black motion movies within the early Nineteen Seventies that featured confident, empowered, and difficult (or "baad") black ladies as protagonists: Cleopatra Jones, Coffy, and Foxy Brown.

Dunn deals shut exam of a special second within the heritage of African American illustration in renowned cinema, tracing its emergence out of an intensive political period, prompted specifically by means of the Black energy circulation and feminism. "Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas additionally engages blaxploitation's influence and lingering charisma in modern hip-hop tradition as urged by means of its hectic gender politics and the "baad complain daughters" of cunning Brown and Cleopatra Jones, rappers Lil' Kim and cunning Brown.  

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