On year ago I asked “What is your favorite book/essay/journal article on sexuality and slavery studies?” Reblogged from Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog…
Did an exercise today.
Let’s do an exercise (she says to herself): What are favorite reads in sexuality and slavery studies?
— Jessica M. Johnson (@jmjafrx) July 1, 2015
Before you go fishing for texts, this thirty minute exercise reminded of a few things:
1) As far as we think we’ve come in the study of sexuality and slavery, we have barely brushed the surface. I’m quite concerned with excavating histories of black female intimate pleasure, kinship, and affection. But I’m also interested in where those bonds break down into despair, betrayal, or terror. This breakdown, I think…
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