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Digitizing the Western Gaze

The End FGM Guardian Global Media Campaign

Jessica Cammaert

to divide, rather than unite, transecting as is often the case, existing ethnic, and class divisions (Cammaert forthcoming). And this is precisely what makes End FGM problematic—the allusion/ illusion that regardless of race, religion, class or any

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Groped and Gutted

Hollywood's Hegemonic Reimagining of Counterculture

Samantha Eddy

's commitment to white-male authority. Molina-Guzman finds that Hollywood productions can be consumed by mixed-gender and mixed-race audiences for the purposes of maximum profit. Yet ultimately, the white-male imagination behind the screen leads to the

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Scenes of Subjection

Slavery, the Black Female Body, and the Uses of Sexual Violence in Haile Gerima's Sankofa

Z'étoile Imma

and disruptive, in Sankofa sexual violence is shaped as a dehumanizing experience, a site of subjection, and yet nonetheless a motivation for enslaved Black women to imagine a life beyond the race/gender supremacy and sexual political economies that

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Tru Leverette and Barbara Mennel

Zélie Asava. Mixed Race Cinemas: Multiracial Dynamics in America and France (New York Bloomsbury, 2017). 216 pp., ISBN: 1501312456 (paperback: $35.96) Reviewed by Tru Leverette On the cusp of the twenty-first century, Danzy Senna

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Before and After Ghostcatching

Animation, Primitivism, and the Choreography of Vitality

Heather Warren-Crow

arts, which embraced primitivism in an attempt to “exorcize the interiorized structures separating [European artists] from the authenticity of their own childhoods and of the childhood of their ‘race’” ( Leighten 2013: 60 ). 4 Primitivism in animation

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The Self On-Screen

Pavel Pyś Reflects on The Body Electric

Pavel Pyś

shared engagement with the body and its mediated image, raising important questions about representation, especially in terms of identity, embodiment, race, gender, sexuality, class, and belonging. Like Alice disappearing through the mirror, these artists

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Reimagining Frankenstein

Otherness, Responsibility, and Visions of Future Technologies in Ahmed Saadawi's Frankenstein in Baghdad and Jeanette Winterson's Frankissstein

Amal Al Shamsi

as related to gender and race, responsibility, as well as the future of humanity and literature. By analyzing their revisiting of the classic text, this article argues that in reviving a familiar story and embedding it with grimly accepted social

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Editor's Introduction

Screening Transgression

Andrew J. Ball

impact of popular visual representations of Shelley's novel on contemporary works by Ahmed Saadawi and Jeanette Winterson, which emphasize concerns of otherness as related to gender and race, as well as anxieties about how the body is altered by

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Andrew J. Ball

and sexuality studies, and in critical race and ethnic studies. These many disciplinary and topical elements are elegantly assembled in this issue's special section entitled “Queer Sinofuturisms.” We are particularly excited to contribute to the

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Redefining Representation

Black Trans and Queer Women’s Digital Media Production

Moya Bailey

health and social needs are addressed—unlike with other types of difference, such as race—the use of such hashtags as #girlslikeus allows for a network where this information can be dispensed, even with anonymity. In addition, transitioning “vlogs” or