9780252081101-0252081102-Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures (New Black Studies Series)

Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures (New Black Studies Series)

ISBN-13: 9780252081101
ISBN-10: 0252081102
Edition: 1st
Author: Stallings, L.H.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780252081101
ISBN-10: 0252081102
Edition: 1st
Author: Stallings, L.H.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Stallings, L.H. wrote Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures (New Black Studies Series) comprising 296 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0252081102 and 9780252081101. Since then Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures (New Black Studies Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.58 or rent at the marketplace.

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Funk. It is multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It is the affect that shapes film, performance, sound, food, technology, drugs, energy, time, and the seeds of revolutionary ideas for black movements. But funk is also an experience to feel, to hear, to touch and taste, and in Funk the Erotic , L. H. Stallings uses funk in all its iterations as an innovation in black studies. Stallings uses funk to highlight the importance of the erotic and eroticism in Black cultural and political movements, debunking "the truth of sex" and its histories. Brandishing funk as a theoretical tool, Stallings argues that Western theories of the erotic fail as universally applicable terms or philosophies, and thus lack utility in discussions of black bodies, subjects, and culture. In considering the Victorian concept of freak in black funk, Stallings proposes that black artists across all media have fashioned a tradition that embraces the superfreak, sexual guerrilla, sexual magic, mama's porn, black trans narratives, and sex work in a post-human subject position. Their goal: to ensure survival and evolution in a world that exploits black bodies in capitalist endeavors, imperialism, and colonization. Revitalizing and wide-ranging, Funk the Erotic offers a needed examination of black sexual cultures, a discursive evolution of black ideas about eroticism, a critique of work society, a reexamination of love, and an articulation of the body in black movements.

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