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The Sexual Demon of Colonial Power is a political, cultural, and intellectual study of race, sex, and Western empire. Greg Thomas interrogates a system that represents race, gender, sexuality, and class in certain systematic and oppressive ways. By connecting sex and eroticism to geopolitics both politically and epistemologically, he examines the logic, operations, and politics of sexuality in the West. The book focuses on the centrality of race, class, and empire to Western realities of "gender and sexuality" and to problematic Western attempts to theorize gender and sexuality (or embodiment). Addressing a wide range of intellectual disciplines, it holds out the hope for an analysis freed from the domination of white, Western terms of reference.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. 1. Pan-Africanism or Sexual Imperialism: White Supremacy, Hellenomania, and Discourses of Sexuality
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 2. The Madness of Gender in Plantation America: Sex, Womanhood, and U.S. Chattel Slavery, Revisited
  2. pp. 24-50
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  1. 3. Sexual Imitation and the Lumpen-Bourgeoisie: Race and Class as Erotic Conflict in E. Franklin Frazier
  2. pp. 51-75
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  1. 4. Sexual Imitation and the “Greedy Little Caste”: Race and Class as Erotic Conflict in Frantz Fanon
  2. pp. 76-103
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  1. 5. Colonialism and Erotic Desire—in English: The Case of Jamaica Kincaid
  2. pp. 104-128
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 154-160
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 161-178
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  1. References
  2. pp. 179-194
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 195-200
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