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The Resource "Baad bitches" and sassy supermamas : Black power action films, Stephane Dunn

"Baad bitches" and sassy supermamas : Black power action films, Stephane Dunn

Label
"Baad bitches" and sassy supermamas : Black power action films
Title
"Baad bitches" and sassy supermamas
Title remainder
Black power action films
Statement of responsibility
Stephane Dunn
Title variation
  • "Baad bitches" & sassy supermamas
  • Bad bitches" and sassy supermamas
  • "Bad bitches" & sassy supermamas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This lively study unpacks the intersecting racial, sexual, and gender politics underlying the representations of racialized bodies, masculinities, and femininities in early 1970s black action films, with particular focus on the representation of black femininity. Stephane Dunn explores the typical, sexualized, subordinate positioning of women in low-budget blaxploitation action narratives as well as more seriously radical films like Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and The Spook Who Sat by the Door, in which black women are typically portrayed as trifling "bitches" compared to the supermacho black male heroes. The terms "baad bitches" and "sassy supermamas" signal the reversal of this positioning with the emergence of supermama heroines in the few black action films in the early 1970s that featured self-assured, empowered, and tough (or "baad") black women as protagonists: Cleopatra Jones, Coffy, and Foxy Brown
  • Dunn offers close examination of a distinct moment in the history of African American representation in popular cinema, tracing its emergence out of a radical political era, influenced especially by the Black Power movement and feminism. "Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas also engages blaxploitation's impact and lingering aura in contemporary hip-hop culture as suggested by its disturbing gender politics and the "baad bitch daughters" of Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones, rappers Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Dunn, Stephane
Dewey number
791.43/652996073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New Black studies
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  • Blaxploitation films
  • African American women heroes in motion pictures
  • Action and adventure films
Label
"Baad bitches" and sassy supermamas : Black power action films, Stephane Dunn
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 166 pages
Isbn
9780252033407
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007048113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn177019488
  • OCoLC
Label
"Baad bitches" and sassy supermamas : Black power action films, Stephane Dunn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 166 pages
Isbn
9780252033407
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007048113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn177019488
  • OCoLC

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