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  • Venus in the Dark

    Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Janell Hobson

    In this second edition of the remarkable, and now classic, cultural history of black women’s beauty, Venus in the Dark, Janell Hobson explores the enduring figure of the "Hottentot Venus" and the history of critical and artistic responses to her by black women in contemporary photography,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Venus in the Dark

    Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture

    By Janell Hobson

    Western culture has long been fascinated by black women, but a history of enslavement and colonial conquest has variously labeled black women's bodies as "exotic" and "grotesque." In this remarkable cultural history of black female beauty, Janell Hobson explores the enduring figure of the "…

    Paperback – 2005-07-15
    Routledge

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