Changing Woman: A History of Racial Ethnic Women in Modern America / Edition 1

Changing Woman: A History of Racial Ethnic Women in Modern America / Edition 1

by Karen Anderson
     
 

An interpretive history of working class Mexican American, African American, and American Indian women in the last century underlining the specific and common experiences of the three groups. Anderson (history, U. of Arizona) blends historical analysis, politics, and cultural considerations to show how forced acculturation of American Indian women subordinated their… See more details below

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An interpretive history of working class Mexican American, African American, and American Indian women in the last century underlining the specific and common experiences of the three groups. Anderson (history, U. of Arizona) blends historical analysis, politics, and cultural considerations to show how forced acculturation of American Indian women subordinated their traditional powers, the contradictory pressures Mexican American women experience in their place between cultures, and African American women's migration from plantation to urban centers with the subsequent shifts in their social and political situations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195117882
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1"Changing Woman" and the Politics of Difference3
2American Indian Women and Cultural Conflict17
3An Expensive Luxury: Women, Civilization, and Resistance, 1887-193437
4From the Indian New Deal to Red Power: Women, "Self-Determination," and Power67
5Mexicanas: The Immigrant Experience, 1900-195092
6Border Women: Gender, Culture, and Power in Mexican American Communities from 1950 to the Present123
7In the Shadow of the Plantation: African American Women, 1865-1940153
8Progress and Protest: African American Women Since 1940185
Notes221
Index285

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