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1. Hill, Kiara Monique. "What don't Black girls do?": constructions of deviance and the performance of Black female sexuality.

Degree: 2015, University of Alabama

This research interrogates the ways in which Black women process and negotiate their sexual identities. By connecting the historical exploitation of Black female bodies to the way Black female deviant identities are manufactured and consumed currently, I was able to show not only the evolution of Black women's attitudes towards sexuality, but also the ways in which these attitudes manifest when policing deviancy amongst each other. Chapter 1 gives historical insight to the way that deviancy has been inextricably linked to the construction of Blackness. Using the Post-Reconstruction Era as my point of entry, I demonstrate the ways in which Black bodies were stigmatized as sexually deviant, and how the use of Black caricatures buttressed the consumption of this narrative by whites. I explain how countering this narrative became fundamental to the evolution of Black female sexual politics, and how ultimately bodily agency was later restored through sexual deviancy. Chapter 2 interrogates the way "authenticity" is propagated within the genre of reality TV. Black women are expected to perform deviant identities that coincide with controlling images so that the "authenticity" of Black womanhood is consumed by mainstream audiences. Using Vh1's Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and Basketball Wives I analyze the way these identities are performed and policed by the women on both shows. Lastly, Chapter 3 is a reflexive analysis detailing the ways in which Black women process the performances of deviant Black female identities on reality TV using ethnographic methods. (Published By University of Alabama Libraries) Advisors/Committee Members: Shoaff, Jennifer L., Raimist, Rachel, McKnight, Utz, University of Alabama. Dept. of Gender and Race Studies.

Subjects/Keywords: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation;  – thesis; Women's studies; African American studies; Black Female; Reality TV; Representation

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APA (6th Edition):

Hill, K. M. (2015). "What don't Black girls do?": constructions of deviance and the performance of Black female sexuality. (Thesis). University of Alabama. Retrieved from http://purl.lib.ua.edu/125673

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hill, Kiara Monique. “"What don't Black girls do?": constructions of deviance and the performance of Black female sexuality.” 2015. Thesis, University of Alabama. Accessed June 26, 2019. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/125673.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hill, Kiara Monique. “"What don't Black girls do?": constructions of deviance and the performance of Black female sexuality.” 2015. Web. 26 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Hill KM. "What don't Black girls do?": constructions of deviance and the performance of Black female sexuality. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2015. [cited 2019 Jun 26]. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/125673.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Hill KM. "What don't Black girls do?": constructions of deviance and the performance of Black female sexuality. [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2015. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/125673

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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