Chapter 6

Sensuous Sapphires: A Study of the Social Construction of Black Female Sexuality

Annecka Marshall


How do we create an oppositional worldview, a consciousness, an identity, a standpoint that exists not only as that struggle which also opposes dehumanization but as that movement which enables creative, expansive self-actualization? Opposition is not enough. In that vacant space after one has resisted there is still the necessity to become – to make oneself anew.1

This chapter explores the problems of developing a Black feminist methodology and epistemology within dominant models of social research. By consolidating feminist and African-centric politics, my study is essentially a critique of the racist tendency of academia to either ...

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