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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Table of Contents
Introduction - Kim Marie Vaz Black Women's Lives and Cultural ContextsPART ONE: IN OPPOSITION: BLACK WOMEN'S SOCIAL HISTORY THROUGH THE LENS OF THEIR ACTIVISMAfrican Women's Legacy - Barbara A Moss Ambiguity, Autonomy, and EmpowermentOrganizing for Racial Justice - Shirley J Yee Black Women and the Dynamics of Race and Sex in Female Antislavery Societies, 1832-1860Black Women and the NAACP, 1909-1922 - Dorothy C Salem An Encounter With Race, Class, and GenderRacial Justice in Minnesota - Mary C Pruitt The Activism of Mary Toliver Jones and Josie Robinson JohnsonThe Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on the Unionization of African-American Women - Deborah Brown Carter Local 282-Furniture Division-IUE, 1960-1988Poor Black Sisters Decided for Themselves - M Rivka Polatnick A Case Study of 1960s Women's Liberation ActivismSearching for a Tradition - Joy James African-American Women Writers, Activist, and Interracial Rape CasesPART TWO: IMAGE WARS: LITERARY AND POPULAR CONSTRUCTIONS OF BLACK WOMENThe Condition of Black Women in Spain during the Renaissance - Baltasar Fra-MolineroThe Rape Complex in the Postbellum South - Madelin Joan OldsOn 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 FilmAfrican-American Single Mothers - Shirley M Geiger Public Perceptions and Public PoliciesPART THREE: PERFORMING THEIR VISIONS'Oh, What I Think I Must Tell This World!' - Charles I Nero Oratory and Public Address of African-American WomenBefore Althea and Wilma - Linda D Williams African-American Women in Sports, 1924-1948Black Women in Concert Dance - Melanye White-Dixon The Philadelphia DivasSisters in the Name of Rap - Robin Roberts Rapping for Women's LivesPART FOUR: CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOSOCIAL CHALLENGESLife Satisfaction and the Older African-American Woman - Bernita C BerrySisterhood among African-American Mothers of Daughters Addicted to Crack Cocaine - Aaron A SmithAppendix Appendix: A Brief Guide to Resources by and about African-American Women - Gwynne L Jenkins