Negrophilia or Negrophobia?

Looking back at negrophilia in 1920’s Paris makes me slightly sick. This so called “love” and “adoration” of black culture seems no less mocking than when upper class Parisians would go slumming just for the fun of it. They may be...

Negrophiliacs or Not?

There are almost as many cultural interpretations of negrophilia in the 1920s as there pieces of information available about Josephine Baker and performances of La Revue Nègre in particular. There were some positive responses, a few fence-riders, and clearly very...