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dc.contributor.author Killingsworth, Lexus Treasure en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-28T18:33:36Z en
dc.date.available 2016-06-28T18:33:36Z en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/173109 en
dc.description.abstract A queer black female presence in cinema is a recent phenomenon in the United States. I employ a historical and film analysis of how anti-black racism in the U.S. and social movements have shaped the formation of queer black women's cinema. Through an understanding of queer black female-centered cinema's history, this thesis explores representations of intimacy between queer black women in the films The Color Purple and Daughters of the Dust through the frameworks of black feminist theory and quare theory. My research questions are 1) How has queer black female-centered cinema confronted white supremacist stereotypes about black women? How have these films directed by and featuring queer black women countered heterosexist and racist constructions of U.S. history that deny the presence of queer black women? Because I employ quare and feminist methods that foreground the relationship between theory and praxis, I have also curated an online exhibition that showcases queer black female-centered cinema from 1985-2005 as well as queer black female directors through these years. The online exhibition is located at www.queerblackwomenincinema.com. en
dc.format.extent vi, 44 leaves en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en
dc.rights Copyright by Lexus Treasure Killingsworth, 2016 en
dc.source AS36 2016 HMSX .K55 en
dc.title Queer black women in film : alternative historical formations en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.department Human Sexuality Studies en
dc.description.degree Sexuality Studies

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