aventinus visio Nr. 9 [30.07.2014]: Mammies and Jezebels. In Search of Female Black Stereotypes in modern Movies and Television


A look will be taken at two prominent stereotypes for black wo­men, which still exist even today: the Mammy and the Jezebel. Since espe­cially the Mammy has undergone a lot of change and is now often a hybrid or composite of stereotypes, a third stereotype will also have to be defined, the Sapphire.