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The Sexual Demon of Colonial Power : Pan-African Embodiment and Erotic Schemes of Empire - Greg Thomas

The Sexual Demon of Colonial Power

Pan-African Embodiment and Erotic Schemes of Empire

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Published: 1st April 2007
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The Sexual Demon of Colonial Power is a political, cultural, and intellectual study of race, sex, and Western empire. Greg Thomas interrogates a system that represents race, gender, sexuality, and class in certain systematic and oppressive ways. By connecting sex and eroticism to geopolitics both politically and epistemologically, he examines the logic, operations, and politics of sexuality in the West. The book focuses on the centrality of race, class, and empire to Western realities of "gender and sexuality" and to problematic Western attempts to theorize gender and sexuality (or embodiment). Addressing a wide range of intellectual disciplines, it holds out the hope for an analysis freed from the domination of white, Western terms of reference.

I found this book to be not only a stimulating and thought-provoking read, but also one that was impressive for how accessible Thomas made such a thoroughgoing analysis of a broad range of fields. This review can only hint at the richness of the text and the powerful nature of the argumentation. Thomas must be commended for his ability to so clearly capture such an in-depth critique in ways that are always already reconstructive at the same time as they are deconstructive.2009--Body & Society

Pan-Africanism or Sexual Imperialism: White-Supremacy, Hellenomania and Discourses of Sexuality"
The Madness of Gender in Plantation America Sex, Womanhood and U.S. Chattel Slavery, Revisited
Sexual Imitation and the Lumpen-Bourgeoisie: Race-and-Class as Erotic Conflict in E. Franklin Frazier
Sexual Imitation and the "Greedy Little Caste": Race-and-Class as Erotic Conflict in Frantz Fanon
Colonialism and Erotic Desire--in English: The Case of Jamaica Kincaid
Neo-Colonial Canons of Gender and Sexuality, After COINTELPRO: Black Power Bodies/Black Popular Culture and Counter-Insurgent Critiques of Sexism and HomophobiaPostscript
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ISBN: 9780253218940
ISBN-10: 0253218942
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st April 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 15.55  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.36