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She's Such A Fucking Lady: A New Politics of 'Controlling Images'

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Black women in America are politically marginalized by popularly circulated
controlling images like the “welfare queen.” When theorizing black women's
identity it is important for scholars not to uncritically apply
anachronistic 'stereotypes' to contemporary practices. We can benefit from
exploring the historical self-making practices of black comediennes and why
they have timeless currency in the areas of black performance and black
feminist thought. I argue Adele Givens' stage persona of the “fucking lady”
is an analytic that allows us to examine how black womanhood is consciously
constructed, played upon and transformed. The recent mainstream success of
black comediennes Whoopi Goldberg and Mo'Nique Imes in Oscar-winning film
roles makes stand-up comedy an increasingly visible and popular springboard
genre of performance. I argue stand-up comedy is renegade space allowing
black women to speak and be heard, redressing sociohistorical 'controlling
images' that render them socially and politically marginalized. Against what
Ange-Marie Hancock calls the politics of disgust, the “fucking lady” calls
attention to the political savvy and self-determination of black women and
their struggle for political and economic power.
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Finley, J. "She's Such A Fucking Lady: A New Politics of 'Controlling Images'" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p436154_index.html>

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Finley, J. "She's Such A Fucking Lady: A New Politics of 'Controlling Images'" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p436154_index.html

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Abstract: Black women in America are politically marginalized by popularly circulated
controlling images like the “welfare queen.” When theorizing black women's
identity it is important for scholars not to uncritically apply
anachronistic 'stereotypes' to contemporary practices. We can benefit from
exploring the historical self-making practices of black comediennes and why
they have timeless currency in the areas of black performance and black
feminist thought. I argue Adele Givens' stage persona of the “fucking lady”
is an analytic that allows us to examine how black womanhood is consciously
constructed, played upon and transformed. The recent mainstream success of
black comediennes Whoopi Goldberg and Mo'Nique Imes in Oscar-winning film
roles makes stand-up comedy an increasingly visible and popular springboard
genre of performance. I argue stand-up comedy is renegade space allowing
black women to speak and be heard, redressing sociohistorical 'controlling
images' that render them socially and politically marginalized. Against what
Ange-Marie Hancock calls the politics of disgust, the “fucking lady” calls
attention to the political savvy and self-determination of black women and
their struggle for political and economic power.


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