Date of Submission

Spring 2018

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Africana Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Global and International Studies

Project Advisor 1

Drew Thompson

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This paper uses cultural analysis of popular culture materials to focus on the visual media representations of women in Africa during and after colonialism. My examination arrives at a moment in which intersectional fields of race studies and gender studies have combated the subjugating images of African and Black women, which became acceptable and tolerated within visual media. This project attempts to build upon the field’s research by analyzing depictions throughout time and space with regard to colonization (colonial, post-colonial era, and contemporarily), in order to determine where different politics affect the visualization of Black women. Specifically, in the first two chapters, this project focused on the distinctions of British and French colonialism, and the case studies were selected in order to gauge different manifestations of the respective colonial empires in the reception and projection of the African woman’s body.

Open Access Agreement

On-Campus only

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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