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Funk the EroticTransaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures$
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L. H. Stallings

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039591

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.001.0001

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Funk Studies—The B-Side

(p.235) Conclusion
Funk the Erotic

L. H. Stallings

University of Illinois Press

This concluding chapter focuses on Herukhuti's explanation of why he founded the Black Funk Center. His states that black people can and do create revolutionary sexual cultures that can become the foundation for centers of sexual health, well-being, and decolonization. Black communities need more sexual cultural centers like Black Funk, but since sexuality and eroticism tend to be ignored, there are few political ideologies or organizations that see such centers as a part of black revolutionary movements. By exploring spaces and sites where narratives and performances of the body provocatively intersect with expressions of interior movement, the chapter argues that the need for such centers has already been articulated elsewhere—in profane sites of memory.

Keywords:   Black Funk Center, Herukhuti, black people, sexual cultures, sexual health, eroticism, black revolutionary movements

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