Skin Trade / Edition 1

Skin Trade / Edition 1

by Ann Ducille
     
 

Challenging the increasingly popular argument that blacks should settle down, stop whining, and get jobs, Skin Trade insists that racism remains America's premier national story and its grossest national product. From Aunt Jemima Pancakes to ethnic Barbie dolls, Ann duCille explains, corporate America peddles racial and gender stereotypes.See more details below

Overview

Challenging the increasingly popular argument that blacks should settle down, stop whining, and get jobs, Skin Trade insists that racism remains America's premier national story and its grossest national product. From Aunt Jemima Pancakes to ethnic Barbie dolls, Ann duCille explains, corporate America peddles racial and gender stereotypes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674810846
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: What You Mean "We," Kemo Sabe?1
1Toy Theory: Black Barbie and the Deep Play of Difference8
2Monster, She Wrote: Race and the Problem of Reading Gender-Wise60
3The Occult of True Black Womanhood81
4Discourse and Dat Course: Postcoloniality and Afrocentricity120
5The Blacker the Juice: O.J. Simpson and the Squeeze Play of Race136
Epilogue: The More Bitter the Whine170
Notes175
Index203

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