INDEX
Abrams, Kathryn, 15
Agassiz, Louis, 132
alterity. See difference; otherness
American Booksellers v. Hudnut (1985),
12–13, 14
Asian- American women, sexuality of,
6, 132
Baartman, Saartjie (called Hottentot
Venus), 3, 27–30, 35–37, 38, 43–44,
45, 50, 150
Baker, Josephine, 3, 45
Barnard College Scholar and Feminist
Conference (1982), 9, 39
Behind the Green Door (film), 62–63, 69,
69, 71, 83, 100, 102
Bennet, Michael, 47
Bercovichy, Barron, 59. See also Lialeh
(Bercovichy film)
Bersani, Leo, 86
Between the Cheeks (Dark Brothers film),
129
Beyond the Black Lady (Thompson), 149
“Black Bodies, White Bodies” (Gilman),
35
black cultural production: excess flesh
performances, 46; pleasure and, 4;
results of, 44–45
black feminism: on blackness, 151;
on ecstasy, 31, 147, 150–51; on fan-
tasy, 150–51; on injury, 6; politics
of pleasure, 16; recovery genre, 56;
on representation, 1–2, 6–7, 30,
146–47; sexual agency of, 15–16;
on spectatorship, 60–61; storytell-
ing, 25; on visual culture, 1–3, 6–7,
30–33, 60
Black Feminist Thought (Collins), 32–35
Black Jail Bait (Drea film), 112
blackness: appropriation of, 4; black
feminism on, 151; difference and,
21, 29; eroticism and, 52, 56, 86–87,
104, 105, 151; hyperbolic, 43, 84,
92–94, 96, 98, 151; interchange-
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