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Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

L. H. Stallings


Funk, this book exclaims, is a multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It is the affect that shapes film, performance, sound, food, technology, drugs, energy, time, and the seeds of revolutionary ideas for black movements. But funk is also an experience to feel, to hear, to touch and taste, and this book uses funk in all its iterations as an innovation in black studies. The book uses funk to highlight the importance of the erotic and eroticism in black cultural and political movements, debunking “the truth of sex” and its ... More

Keywords: black funk, erotic, eroticism, black erotica, black movements, black studies, black artists, black sexual culture, black ideas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039591
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

L. H. Stallings, author
University of Maryland