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The Resource Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America, Melissa V. Harris-Perry, (electronic resource)

Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America, Melissa V. Harris-Perry, (electronic resource)

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Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America
Title
Sister citizen
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shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America
Statement of responsibility
Melissa V. Harris-Perry
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Language
eng
Summary
Jezebel's sexual lasciviousness, Mammy's devotion, and Sapphire's outspoken anger -- these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest, such representations force African American women to navigate a virtual crooked room that shames them and shapes their experiences as citizens. Many respond by assuming a mantle of strength that may convince others, and even themselves, that they do not need help. But as a result, the unique political issues of black women are often ignored and marginalized. In this groundbreaking book, Melissa V. Harris-Perry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and experimental research, to understand more deeply black women's political and emotional responses to pervasive negative race and gender images. Not a traditional political science work concerned with office-seeking, voting, or ideology, Sister Citizen instead explores how African American women understand themselves as citizens and what they expect from political organizing. Harris-Perry shows that the shared struggle to preserve an authentic self and secure recognition as a citizen links together black women in America, from the anonymous survivors of Hurricane Katrina to the current First Lady of the United States
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MiAaPQ
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America, Melissa V. Harris-Perry, (electronic resource)
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Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America, Melissa V. Harris-Perry, (electronic resource)
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"For colored girls who've considered politics when being strong isn't enough."--Cover
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
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Extent
xiv, 378 p.
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  • online
  • electronic
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ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote

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