Publication Date

April 2018

Advisor(s)

Margot Weiss

Major

Anthropology

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

This project exposes the pervasive ideology about hypersexual black womanhood perpetuated by new media and locates black women?s opportunities for agency and sexual pleasure within visual culture. I show how the image of the hypersexual black woman has worked to obscure black women?s victimhood, referring to this as ?representation craft.? Confronting the tension of pain and pleasure that visual culture has created for the black female body, I acknowledge the complexity of black female bodies in visual culture representations.

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