Infamous Bodies

Early Black Women’s Celebrity and the Afterlives of Rights

Infamous Bodies

Book Pages: 272 Illustrations: 36 illustrations Published: August 2020

Author: Samantha Pinto


Infamous Bodies is required reading for scholars of black feminist theory. This ambitious, provocative book interrogates female celebrity as a crucial genre through which black women come into political view. Samantha Pinto's careful and thoughtful wrestling with black women celebrities who have become—or perhaps always were—‘difficult’ in and for black feminist studies requires that scholars probe the very meaning of the ‘political’ for black feminist thought. Black feminist theory will be both challenged and transformed by Pinto's careful and counterintuitive readings of black women's representation and by Pinto’s call for the necessary centrality of vulnerability to our scholarly and political work.” — Jennifer C. Nash, author of Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality


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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-0832-3 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-0783-8