By Janell Hobson

Analyzes how race and gender intersect within the rhetoric and imagery of pop culture within the early twenty-first century

In Body as Evidence, Janell Hobson demanding situations postmodernist dismissals of identification politics and the delusional trust that the Millennial period displays a “postracial” and “postfeminist” international. Hobson issues to various examples in cultural narratives, which recommend that new media depend upon outdated ideologies within the shaping of the physique politic.

Body as Evidence creates a theoretical mash-up of prose and poetry to light up the ways in which our bodies nonetheless subject as websites of political, cultural, and electronic resistance. It does so via analyzing a number of representations, from well known indicates like American Idol to public figures just like the Obamas to high-profile situations just like the Duke lacrosse rape scandal to present tendencies in electronic tradition. Hobson’s learn additionally discusses the ladies who've fueled and retooled twenty-first-century media to make experience of antiracist and feminist resistance. Her discussions comprise the electronica of Janelle Monáe, M.I.A., and Björk; the feminist movie odysseys of Wanuri Kahiu and Neloufer Pazira; and the embodied resistance came across easily in elevating one’s voice in music, making a web publication, donning a veil, stripping bare, or planting a tree. Spinning wisdom out of this data overload, Hobson bargains a world black feminist meditation on how bodies mobilize, destabilize, and decolonize the meanings of race and gender in an more and more digitized and globalized world.

“Hobson’s ebook is a journey de strength that convincingly and bravely asserts the necessity for persisted awareness to the intersection of race and gender; it's a warning call for the millennial new release that the struggle for justice and equality is way from over.” — Signs

“…Hobson is keenly attuned to the gap among what’s been attained and what’s but to be, and the dissonance among what’s suggested and the way existence is really lived.” — Ms. Magazine

“By racializing the research of expertise, Janell Hobson brings to the vanguard a few vitally important matters in regards to the electronic divide. there's a tendency in a few parts of academia to wholeheartedly have fun new applied sciences with no giving sufficient notion to how classification, gender, race, and geographical divisions impact either the creation and intake ends of the chain.” — Gail Dines, coeditor of Gender, Race, and sophistication in Media: A serious Reader, 3rd Edition

Janell Hobson is affiliate Professor of Women’s experiences on the collage at Albany, nation college of latest York. She is the writer of Venus in the dead of night: Blackness and sweetness in well known Culture.

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