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The Resource Black Venus, 2010 : they called her "Hottentot", edited by Deborah Willis ; with research assistance by Carla Williams

Black Venus, 2010 : they called her "Hottentot", edited by Deborah Willis ; with research assistance by Carla Williams

Label
Black Venus, 2010 : they called her "Hottentot"
Title
Black Venus, 2010
Title remainder
they called her "Hottentot"
Statement of responsibility
edited by Deborah Willis ; with research assistance by Carla Williams
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Analyzing contemporaneous and contemporary works that re-imagine the "Hottentot Venus."
  • "As a young South African woman of about twenty, Saartjie Baartman, the so-called "Hottentot Venus," was brought to London and placed on exhibit in 1810. Clad in the Victorian equivalent of a body stocking, and paraded through the streets and on stage in a cage she became a human spectacle in London and Paris. Baartman's distinctive physique became the object of ridicule, curiosity, scientific inquiry, and desire until and after her premature death. The figure of Sarah Baartman was reduced to her sexual parts. Black Venus 2010 traces Baartman's memory in our collective histories, as well as her symbolic history in the construction and identity of black women as artists, performers, and icons. The wide-ranging essays, poems, and images in Black Venus 2010 represent some of the most compelling responses to Baartman. Each one grapples with the enduring legacy of this young African woman who forever remains a touchstone for black women."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Willis, Deborah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baartman, Sarah
  • Baartman, Sarah
  • Baartman, Sarah
  • Arts, Modern
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • ART
  • Arts, Modern
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • Rezeption
  • Kunst
Label
Black Venus, 2010 : they called her "Hottentot", edited by Deborah Willis ; with research assistance by Carla Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Venus Hottentot (1825) / Elizabeth Alexander -- Introduction: The notion of Venus / Deborah Willis -- part 1. Sarah Baartman in Context. The Hottentot and the prostitute: toward an iconography of female sexuality / Sander Gilman ; Another means of understanding the gaze: Sarah Bartmann in the development of nineteenth-century French national identity / Robin Mitchell ; Which bodies matter? Feminism, post-structuralism, race, and the curious theoretical odyssey of the "Hottentot Venus" / Zine Magubane ; Exhibit A: Private life without a narrative / J. Yolande Daniels ; crucifix / Holly Bass -- part 2. Sarah Baartman's Legacy in Art and Art History. Historic retrievals: confronting visual evidence and the imagining of truth / Lisa Gail Collins ; Reclaiming Venus: the presence of Sarah Bartmann in contemporary art / Debra S. Singer ; Playing with Venus: Black women artists and the Venus trope in contemporary visual art / Kianga K. Ford ; Talk of town / Manthia Diawara ; The "Hottentot Venus" in Canada: modernism, censorship, and the racial limits of female sexuality / Charmaine Nelson ; A.K.A. Saartjie: the "Hottentot Venus" in context (some recollections and a dialogue), 1998/2004 / Kellie Jones ; little sarah / Linda Susan Jackson -- part 3. Sarah Baartman and Black Women as Public Spectacle. The greatest show on earth: for Saartjie Baartman, Joice Heth, Anarcha of Alabama, Truuginini, and us all / Nikky Finney ; The imperial gaze: Venus Hottentot, human display, and world's fairs / Michele Wallace ; Cinderella tours Europe / Cheryl Finley ; Mirror sisters: Aunt Jemima as the antonym/extension of Saartjie Bartmann / Michael D. Harris ; My wife as Venus / E. Ethelbert Miller -- part 4. Iconic Women in the Twentieth Century. agape / Holly Bass ; Black/female/bodies carnivalized in spectacle and space / Carole Boyce Davies ; Sighting the "real" Josephine Baker: methods and issues of Black star studies / Terri Francis ; The hoodrat theory / William Jelani Cobb ; Epilogue: I've come to take you home (tribute to Sarah Bartmann written in Holland, June 1998) / Diana Ferrus
Control code
ocn607554247
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439902066
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612505959
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 250595
  • 22573/ctt14004kh
  • 1e186824-d8dd-4bff-96be-eed837f88a63
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607554247
Label
Black Venus, 2010 : they called her "Hottentot", edited by Deborah Willis ; with research assistance by Carla Williams
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Venus Hottentot (1825) / Elizabeth Alexander -- Introduction: The notion of Venus / Deborah Willis -- part 1. Sarah Baartman in Context. The Hottentot and the prostitute: toward an iconography of female sexuality / Sander Gilman ; Another means of understanding the gaze: Sarah Bartmann in the development of nineteenth-century French national identity / Robin Mitchell ; Which bodies matter? Feminism, post-structuralism, race, and the curious theoretical odyssey of the "Hottentot Venus" / Zine Magubane ; Exhibit A: Private life without a narrative / J. Yolande Daniels ; crucifix / Holly Bass -- part 2. Sarah Baartman's Legacy in Art and Art History. Historic retrievals: confronting visual evidence and the imagining of truth / Lisa Gail Collins ; Reclaiming Venus: the presence of Sarah Bartmann in contemporary art / Debra S. Singer ; Playing with Venus: Black women artists and the Venus trope in contemporary visual art / Kianga K. Ford ; Talk of town / Manthia Diawara ; The "Hottentot Venus" in Canada: modernism, censorship, and the racial limits of female sexuality / Charmaine Nelson ; A.K.A. Saartjie: the "Hottentot Venus" in context (some recollections and a dialogue), 1998/2004 / Kellie Jones ; little sarah / Linda Susan Jackson -- part 3. Sarah Baartman and Black Women as Public Spectacle. The greatest show on earth: for Saartjie Baartman, Joice Heth, Anarcha of Alabama, Truuginini, and us all / Nikky Finney ; The imperial gaze: Venus Hottentot, human display, and world's fairs / Michele Wallace ; Cinderella tours Europe / Cheryl Finley ; Mirror sisters: Aunt Jemima as the antonym/extension of Saartjie Bartmann / Michael D. Harris ; My wife as Venus / E. Ethelbert Miller -- part 4. Iconic Women in the Twentieth Century. agape / Holly Bass ; Black/female/bodies carnivalized in spectacle and space / Carole Boyce Davies ; Sighting the "real" Josephine Baker: methods and issues of Black star studies / Terri Francis ; The hoodrat theory / William Jelani Cobb ; Epilogue: I've come to take you home (tribute to Sarah Bartmann written in Holland, June 1998) / Diana Ferrus
Control code
ocn607554247
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439902066
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612505959
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 250595
  • 22573/ctt14004kh
  • 1e186824-d8dd-4bff-96be-eed837f88a63
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607554247

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