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Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance

Amber Jamilla Musser


This book offers multiple inroads into thinking with and through the dominant tropes of sexuality. By analyzing particular works of art, each chapter draws our attention to specific aspects of pornotropic (violent and exoticizing) capture that black and brown people must negotiate. These technologies differ, but together, they add to our understanding of the ways that structures of domination produce violence and work to contain bodies and pleasures within certain legible parameters. In addition, the book identifies and analyzes moments that exceed these constraints—the sensual excess that is ... More

Keywords: jouissance, pornotrope, sexuality, selfhood, aesthetics, minoritarian, flesh, psychoanalysis, sensation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479807031
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479807031.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amber Jamilla Musser, author
George Washington University