ANTH 3240 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Patricia Hill Collins, Hazel Carby, Tina Turner

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Patricia hill collins quotes hazel carby as saying the object of the stereotypes is not to reflect or represent a reality but to function as a disguise, or mystification on objective social relations" . (69) Controlling images - making racism, sexism, poverty and other forms of social injustice appear to be natural, normal and inevitable parts of everyday life. These stereotypes serve to dehumanize other races of people (not caucasian) People of color being portrayed as animalistic, and more natural . This coincides with the hierarchy of domination. Those without subjectivity can be dominated and become enslaved. The feminized black body gains attention only when it synonymous when. It is being portrayed as attainable or available. The black body is being part of a spectacle for white people. Focusing on the genitals, butt and larger breasts than the typical white woman. Fetishization of these body parts in popular culture.

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