Sex, Race and Gender: Contemporary Women Artists of Color, the Case of Kara Walker
AbstractThis paper deals with the ways women of color in the visual arts express their perceptions of their own sexuality, with the work of Kara Walker as the centerpiece. The work reviews early conceptions of female sexuality, drawing on the history of colonialism and slavery, using tools from various discourses and disciplines including post-colonialism, politics of identities, politics of differences and feminism. Résumé Cet article traite des façons dont les femmes de couleurs dans les arts visuels expriment leurs perceptions sur leur propre sexualité, avec l'oeuvre de Kara Walker comme pièce centrale. Le travail revoit les premières conceptions sur la sexualité féminine, en se basant sur l'histoire du colonialisme et de l'esclavage, en se servant d'outils provenant de divers discours et de disciplines qui incluent le post-colonialisme, les politiques des identités politiques, les politiques sur les différences et sur le féminisme.
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