Skin Trade


Author: Ann DuCille

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674810846

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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Challenging the increasingly popular argument that blacks should settle down, stop whining, and get jobs, "Skin Trade" insists that racism remains America's premier national story and its grossest national product. From Aunt Jemima Pancakes to ethnic Barbie dolls, Ann duCille explains, corporate America peddles racial and gender stereotypes.

Adventures in the Skin Trade


Author: Dylan Thomas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811202022

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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Thomas's unfinished novel of a Welsh boy's adventures in London is accompanied by twenty short stories

Skin Trade


Author: Reggie Nadelson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409007537

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9249

Artie Cohen's long-time girlfriend Lily Hanes, has been found beaten up, raped and left for dead in an empty Parisian apartment. In the wintry French capital, where drugs are sold like fries at Macdonalds and the hookers are trucked in with the vegetables, Artie goes after Lily's attackers and finds himself drawn in to a web of sex, death and deceit, struggling with the all-too personal implications of the case as Lily lies in a coma. A brilliantly concieved plot moves Artie from Paris through Europe to Vienna and then, finally, back to his native New York on a roller-coaster ride where there is no return ticket.

Skin Trade


Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755370902

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4416

Once you tell someone certain things, like, say, you got mailed a human head in a box, they tend to think you're crazy. Anita Blake's reputation has taken some hits. Not on the work front, where she has the highest kill count of all the legal vampire executioners in the country, but on the personal front. No one seems to trust a woman who sleeps with the monsters. Still, when a vampire serial killer sends her a head from Las Vegas, Anita has to warn Sin City's local authorities what they're dealing with. Only it's worse than she thought. Several officers and one executioner have been slain - paranormal style... Anita heads to Las Vegas, where she's joined by three other federal marshals, including the ruthless Edward hiding behind his mild-mannered persona. It's a good thing Edward always has her back, because, when she gets close to the bodies, Anita senses "tiger" too strongly to ignore it. The were-tigers are very powerful in Las Vegas, which means the odds of her rubbing someone important the wrong way just got a lot higher...

Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade


Author: John Hawkes

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: 9780140092837

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 2839

A Western tall tale and a psychological thriller of stunning insight and depth, this is Hawkes' most ambitious work ever.


Critical Concepts in Sociology


Author: Chris Jenks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415226905

Category: Social Science

Page: 1668

View: 5348

Offers various views on the concept of culture, including articles by such authors as Walter Benjamin, Georg Simmel, T.S. Eliot, and Bronislaw Malinowski.

Travels in the Skin Trade

Tourism and the Sex Industry


Author: Jeremy Seabrook

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)


Category: Industrie pornographique - Thaïlande - Bangkok

Page: 175

View: 690

This text poses questions about the sex industry: are the workers or their clients the real beggars?; how do they feel about what they do?; and what sort of regulation of the industry do sex workers want and need? It seeks to explain the cultural, economic


White Skin, Black Face in American Culture


Author: Susan Gubar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350777

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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When the actor Ted Danson appeared in blackface at a 1993 Friars Club roast, he ignited a firestorm of protest that landed him on the front pages of the newspapers, rebuked by everyone from talk show host Montel Williams to New York City's then mayor, David Dinkins. Danson's use of blackface was shocking, but was the furious pitch of the response a triumphant indication of how far society has progressed since the days when blackface performers were the toast of vaudeville, or was it also an uncomfortable reminder of how deep the chasm still is separating black and white America? In Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture, Susan Gubar, who fundamentally changed the way we think about women's literature as co-author of the acclaimed The Madwoman in the Attic, turns her attention to the incendiary issue of race. Through a far-reaching exploration of the long overlooked legacy of minstrelsy--cross-racial impersonations or "racechanges"--throughout modern American film, fiction, poetry, painting, photography, and journalism, she documents the indebtedness of "mainstream" artists to African-American culture, and explores the deeply conflicted psychology of white guilt. The fascinating "racechanges" Gubar discusses include whites posing as blacks and blacks "passing" for white; blackface on white actors in The Jazz Singer, Birth of a Nation, and other movies, as well as on the faces of black stage entertainers; African-American deployment of racechange imagery during the Harlem Renaissance, including the poetry of Anne Spencer, the black-and-white prints of Richard Bruce Nugent, and the early work of Zora Neale Hurston; white poets and novelists from Vachel Lindsay and Gertrude Stein to John Berryman and William Faulkner writing as if they were black; white artists and writers fascinated by hypersexualized stereotypes of black men; and nightmares and visions of the racechanged baby. Gubar shows that unlike African-Americans, who often are forced to adopt white masks to gain their rights, white people have chosen racial masquerades, which range from mockery and mimicry to an evolving emphasis on inter-racial mutuality and mutability. Drawing on a stunning array of illustrations, including paintings, film stills, computer graphics, and even magazine morphings, Racechanges sheds new light on the persistent pervasiveness of racism and exciting aesthetic possibilities for lessening the distance between blacks and whites.