Theory Readings: Theory heavy, maybe dense, but most likely just heavy on concepts
Giddings, Paula. 1996. When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America. New York: W. Morrow.
Hall, Stuart. “What Is This “Black” in Black Popular Culture?” Social Justice 20.1/2 (51-52) (1993): 104-14.
Shimizu, Celine Parreñas. 2007. “The Bind of Representation: Performing and Consuming Hypersexuality in Miss Saigon.” The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene . Durham: Duke University Press.
hooks, bell. 1992. Black looks: Race and representation. Boston, MA: South End Press.
Collins, Patricia Hill. 2004. “Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images.” In Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism. New York & London: Routledge.
Holland, Sharon Patricia. 2012. The erotic life of racism. Durham: Duke University Press.
Stockton, Kathryn Bond. 2006. “Embracing Shame: “Black” and “Queer” in Debasement.” Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful shame: where “Black” meets “queer”. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Davis, Angela Y. 1998. Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. New York: Pantheon Books.
Bobo, Jacqueline. 1995. Black Women as Cultural Readers. New York: Columbia University Press.
Banks, Ingrid. 2000. Hair Matters: Beauty, Power, and Black Women’s Consciousness. New York: New York University Press.
Thompson, Lisa B. 2009. Beyond the black lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
Ferguson, Roderick A. 2004. Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique.. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.