Black Women In America

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Overview

This stimulating volume challenges the tendency to represent African-American women's experiences as a monolithic whole. The interdisciplinary approach organized around the theme of activism enables an unusual and inventive selection of topics to be presented. The history, culture, sociology and psychology of black women are richly represented.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803954540
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Kim Marie Vaz
Black Women's Lives and Cultural Contexts
PART ONE: IN OPPOSITION: BLACK WOMEN'S SOCIAL HISTORY THROUGH THE LENS OF THEIR ACTIVISM
African Women's Legacy - Barbara A Moss
Ambiguity, Autonomy, and Empowerment
Organizing for Racial Justice - Shirley J Yee
Black Women and the Dynamics of Race and Sex in Female Antislavery Societies, 1832-1860
Black Women and the NAACP, 1909-1922 - Dorothy C Salem
An Encounter With Race, Class, and Gender
Racial Justice in Minnesota - Mary C Pruitt
The Activism of Mary Toliver Jones and Josie Robinson Johnson
The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on the Unionization of African-American Women - Deborah Brown Carter
Local 282-Furniture Division-IUE, 1960-1988
Poor Black Sisters Decided for Themselves - M Rivka Polatnick
A Case Study of 1960s Women's Liberation Activism
Searching for a Tradition - Joy James
African-American Women Writers, Activist, and Interracial Rape Cases
PART TWO: IMAGE WARS: LITERARY AND POPULAR CONSTRUCTIONS OF BLACK WOMEN
The Condition of Black Women in Spain during the Renaissance - Baltasar Fra-Molinero
The Rape Complex in the Postbellum South - Madelin Joan Olds
On the Use of Medical Diagnosis as Name-Calling - Bridget A Aldaraca
Anita F Hill and the Rediscovery of 'Erotomania'
Sapphires, Spitfires, Sluts, and Superbitches - Elizabeth Hadley Freydberg
Aframericans and Latinas in Contemporary American Film
African-American Single Mothers - Shirley M Geiger
Public Perceptions and Public Policies
PART THREE: PERFORMING THEIR VISIONS
'Oh, What I Think I Must Tell This World!' - Charles I Nero
Oratory and Public Address of African-American Women
Before Althea and Wilma - Linda D Williams
African-American Women in Sports, 1924-1948
Black Women in Concert Dance - Melanye White-Dixon
The Philadelphia Divas
Sisters in the Name of Rap - Robin Roberts
Rapping for Women's Lives
PART FOUR: CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOSOCIAL CHALLENGES
Life Satisfaction and the Older African-American Woman - Bernita C Berry
Sisterhood among African-American Mothers of Daughters Addicted to Crack Cocaine - Aaron A Smith
Appendix
Appendix: A Brief Guide to Resources by and about African-American Women - Gwynne L Jenkins

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