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Mama's gun : black maternal figures and the politics of transgression / Marlo D. David.

Author:
David, Marlo D., 1974- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xvi, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Black performance and cultural criticism. [More in this series]
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-206) and index.
Contents:
Mothering while black -- Bad mothers and baaaad muthas: black maternal figures in post-civil rights America -- "I got self, pencil and notebook": literacy as maternal desire in Sapphire's PUSH -- The Blues Mama in Suzan-Lori Parks's neo-segregation novel Getting mother's body -- Toward a new Amerykah: the maternal "freakquencies" of Erykah Badu as mothership -- "To live and reproduce, not to die": surrogacy and maternal agency in Octavia Butler's Dawn -- Madea's Big happy family: Tyler Perry and the politics and performance of Big Mama drag -- Transgressive black maternal figures and the future of black feminist cultural studies.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780814213131 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 0814213138 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
LCCN:
2016021234
OCLC:
951415575
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