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Title:The Contested Space of Black Female Sexuality: Communal Norms and Female Sexual Agency in Sub -Saharan Francophone Novels
Author(s):Fifer, Stacy Ellen
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Murdoch, H. Adlai
Department / Program:French
Discipline:French
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:Reading these novels in the political mode of interpretation allows one to identify how this oppression works and what is at stake in this control: maintenance of racial communal borders, protection of patrilineal descent, and thus male dominance, but also, maintenance of racial dominance, specifically white males controlling black female sexuality. Most of the female authors in this study offer formal solutions to the elimination of gender oppression in the aesthetic realm, solutions that imagine alternative communities where female sexual agency is an ideological position.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:280 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86271
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182262
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005


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