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The Erotic Life of Racism, Explained with Sharon Holland

Sharon Holland is Associate Professor in African & African American Studies at Duke University and author of The Erotic Life of Racism

When: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 6 p.m.

Where: MultiCultural Ctr., Channel Islands Rd., UCSB, CA

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures

Description:

Sharon Holland will introduce students to the work behind the book, The Erotic Life of Racism (ELR). If racism has an everyday life, how does it remain so powerful and yet mask its very presence? To answer this question, ELR moves into the territory of the erotic, understanding racism's practice as constitutive to the practice of racial being and erotic choice. Starting with the everyday scene that inspired the book, Professor Holland will trace the everyday life of racist practice by way of popular culture. Sharon Holland is Associate Professor in African & African American Studies at Duke University and author of The Erotic Life of Racism. Books will be sold following the presentation.

Phone: 805-893-8411

Event posted Jan. 13, 2014
Last updated Jan. 14, 2014

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So let's see, she's a professor from Duke so it's a safe bet she's making a lot more money than those who work blue collar jobs (who actually have to get dirty and break a sweat) but racist America kept her down.

What would she do for a living if she didn't have the flames of racism to stoke?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
February 18, 2014 at 8:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Photo caption: Ornithologist Sharon Holland gathering data on nesting habits of the St. Louis Cardinal.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
February 19, 2014 at 2:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

OK, I'm a pretty sharp old bird, but I fail to see the connection between eroticism & racism.

Then again perhaps it is as billclausen illustrates: the connection is the almighty buck.

Holly (anonymous profile)
February 19, 2014 at 2:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Holly, Are U a St. Louis Cardinal? After all, she IS an ornathologist!

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
February 19, 2014 at 2:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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