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VENUS IN THE DARK: BLACKNESS AND BEAUTY IN POPULAR CULTURE. Janell Hobson. Routledge, New York, 2005. 192 pp. with 17 ills. 23 x 16 cm. LC 2005-1561 ISBN 041597402X In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 117603. Exploring the enduring legacy of Sara Baartman, the South African woman who was put on display as the "Hottentot Venus" in early 19th-century Europe, this scholarly volume traces the representation of black women's bodies and sexuality in Western art and culture and analyzes the artistic responses to this iconography by black women in contemporary photography, film, literature, music and dance.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods, 1800-1900 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 117604
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