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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 42–49.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Hayes’s Symbionese Liberation Army, Screed #16, Patricia Hearst’s Second Tape (2003), and Coco Fusco’s a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert (2004) mobilize Black Power–era images in a formal as well as narrative challenge to conventions around race, gender, and sexuality. They also question the notion...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... also be interpreted as Princess Elizabeth’s stated that, in the past, fashion houses only wanted projection of her liberated, sexual body, rendering “the most Caucasian-looking black models they it a site of pleasure over which she has agency. If could find.”28 But now, in the late 1960s...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mireille Miller-Young This essay explores how black feminists working in the area of sexuality and visual culture necessarily face serious questions about what it means to present images of black women’s sexuality. Examining 1980s porn star Jeannie Pepper’s career, the author argues that black...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Cheryl Finley; Deborah Willis How the black body has been imagined in the West has always been a rich site for global examination and contestation. The representation and depiction of black peoples often has been governed by prevailing attitudes about race and sexuality. How the black body...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... disaporan aesthetic and sensibilities. Ideally, the conversation sparked by this project will continue to challenge, evolve, and inform ideas of masculinity, class, gender, and sexuality. FASHIONING BLACK MASCULINITY The Origins of the Dandy Lion Project Shantrelle P. Lewis...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 186–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... experience in Ghana. Through an exploration of my specific process as an artist in conversation with Ghana’s complex history, I begin to examine the complex implications of sexuality in Ghana. Copyright © 2016 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2016 Ghana Africa black masculinity...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 74–86.
Published: 01 November 2019
... as delinquent, sexually deviant, and a menace to society. The work of Rasheed Araeen is discussed, with particular relevance to his influential use of self-portraiture. The author also discusses mainstream media’s construction of the black male deviant with respect to aspects of the newspaper coverage...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and representation of I read these issues within a few of Cox’s work and the sensual, confident, independent, empowered, what the potentials for further exploration can be. sexually sophisticated and intelligent Black woman I begin by presenting a summation of the actual representing the Caribbean.”1 Cox’s...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... In light of this Quote from Baldwin, one could without reserva• tion characterize Kara Walker's imagination as joyful. That is a scary thought for an artist whose work often includes sexually explicit images which at their most harrowing have depicted acts of pedophilia and bestiality. As black...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 96–100.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and meanings of the Internet is currently transforming the modes black/queer online interaction described to me his and speed (but not always the content) by which own practice of carefully curating images of himself images and expressions of black sexuality are medi- for the Internet: “They will see what...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... attention.26 That ab- sence exists because the visual, in the form of pho- tography and film, has constituted an important site that depicts black sexuality as degenerate, based on the so-called nakedness of black bodies. Postcards and other visual artifacts of the colonial period, documentaries...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 32–41.
Published: 01 November 2014
... immersion in parody here is ironic, meant to imply sensuality and pas- and the game of using found material, and thus his sion, as well as to play on Western stereotypes per- formulating early theories of anti-art, differs greatly taining to black sexuality and discomfort with any from Ellen...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... f blackness itself is a “sexual crime,” if “the col- ored is thought to be more prone to sexual per- version,” then how do we read Nigerian/British Iartist Yinka...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 28–35.
Published: 01 May 2012
... account and a contem- porary analysis of the perception of sexuality and the black female in medicine and popular culture. Many of the book’s contributors reference Gilman. Historian Robin Mitchell’s “Another Means of Understanding the Gaze: Sarah Bartmann, aka The Hottentot Venus...
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Nka (1999) 1999 (10): 14–17.
Published: 01 May 1999
... with sexual license. His notation of an Arab, a Moor to be precise, and a black African is remarkably axiomatic, their racial difference...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 94–96.
Published: 01 May 2014
... experience in a gay bathhouse. Theaster Gates: The last couple days I’ve been in I want to name that as another space of black col- my new studio and I’ve been giving tours to people. lectivity and as a way of thinking about sexuality in When we get to these particular little rooms and I all of your...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., appeal to him.”16 white showing startingly up against black.” The Interestingly, Gorer's anecdote implying Benga's anonymous reporter goes on to inform the reader sexual modesty is contradicted by letters that have that “last year, when Benga danced with a white come...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 48–59.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and colored crayon. In some in - (but hopefully not incurable) naïveté about race ing sexualized violence against black bodies and visual images as the aforementioned one of stances, smaller pieces throw into relief the kinds among some American liberals and leftists. The reinforcing...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 54–59.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Courtney J. Martin Copyright © 2002 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2002 "Post-black" was shorthand for post-black arty which was shorthand for a discourse that could fill volumes. For me, to approach a conversa• tion about "black arty" ultimately meant embrac...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 70–73.
Published: 01 November 2001
... around sexual fantasies aroused in a middle- trilogy that began with The Attendant. The looping narrative starts — aged black male museum guard — or attendant — by a young white if it starts anywhere — with the image of an interracial male couple male visitor. Much of the action takes place after...