Appetites: Destabilizing the notion of normalcy and deviance through the black woman's body

Sarah Stefana Smith

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Abstract

Kenyan visual artist, Wangechi Mutu uses mixed media tools like watercolor, glitter and dirt (among others) as well as magazine clippings in order to create her collage representations. Her series entitled The Arc Collection re-appropriated postcard images from American photographer Carol Beckwith, who in the mid 1970's photographed Maasai women of Kenya and Tanzania.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRuptures: Anti-Colonial & Anti-Racist Feminist Theorizing
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages167-174
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789462094468
ISBN (Print)9462094454, 9789462094451
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Smith, S. S. (2013). Appetites: Destabilizing the notion of normalcy and deviance through the black woman's body. In Ruptures: Anti-Colonial & Anti-Racist Feminist Theorizing (pp. 167-174). Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-446-8_14