Mutha’ Is Half a Word: Intersections of Folklore, Vernacular, Myth, and Queerness in Black Female Culture

L. H. Stallings, E. Patrick Johnson (Editor), Valerie Lee (Editor)

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Abstract

This book provides a much-needed analysis of trickster tradition in regard to gender, sexuality, and Black female sexual desire. It is the only study to focus specifically on trickster figures and African American female culture. In addition, it contributes to conversations regarding the cultural representation of Black female desire in ways that are not strategically invested in heteronormative binaries of male/female and heterosexual/homosexual. The study is distinctly different because it explores folklore, vernacular, and trickster strategies of queerness alongside theories of queer studies to create new readings of desire in literary texts, hip-hop and neo-soul music, and comedic performances by Black females.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOhio State University Press
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780814210567
StatePublished - Jul 2007

Publication series

NameBlack Performance and Cultural Criticism

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