Cultures in Babylon

Hazel V. Carby


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Verso Books
5 March 2024
ISBN: 9781804295717
288 pages

From the publisher

Twenty-fifth anniversary edition of transatlantic Black feminist classic

Bringing together multi-award-winning author Hazel Carby’s most important and influential essays, Cultures in Babylon addresses the political dilemmas of representing Black women as sexual subjects, considers how far female sexuality is exploited by consumerism, and traces the contradictions Black women in the culture industry navigate. Carby’s writing is invariably sharp and provocative, her political insights shrewd and often against the grain. A powerful intervention, Cultures in Babylon quickly became a standard reference point in debates over race, ethnicity, and gender.