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

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

Label
Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America
Title
Sister citizen
Title remainder
shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America
Statement of responsibility
Melissa V. Harris-Perry
Creator
Subject
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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris-Perry, Melissa V.
Dewey number
305.48/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.H375 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stereotyp
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • African American women
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • Literatur
  • Frau
  • Schwarze
  • Politik
  • Stereotyp
  • USA
  • Frau
  • Schwarze
  • Politik
  • Stereotyp
  • USA
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Stereotype (Social psychology)
  • African American women
Label
Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America, Melissa V. Harris-Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"For colored girls who've considered politics when being strong isn't enough."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Shame
  • Disaster
  • "No mirrors in my Nana's house"
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock, lyrics by Ysaye Maria Barnwell
  • Strength
  • God
  • "Praise song for the day"
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Michelle
  • "The hurricane," from Their eyes were watching God
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • "The Bridge poem"
  • Kate Rushin
  • Crooked room
  • Myth
  • "Resisting the shame of Shug Avery," from The color purple
  • Alice Walker
Control code
ocn711045639
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 378 pages
Isbn
9780300165418
Lccn
2011015860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300165418
  • (OCoLC)711045639
Label
Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America, Melissa V. Harris-Perry
Publication
Note
"For colored girls who've considered politics when being strong isn't enough."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Shame
  • Disaster
  • "No mirrors in my Nana's house"
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock, lyrics by Ysaye Maria Barnwell
  • Strength
  • God
  • "Praise song for the day"
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Michelle
  • "The hurricane," from Their eyes were watching God
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • "The Bridge poem"
  • Kate Rushin
  • Crooked room
  • Myth
  • "Resisting the shame of Shug Avery," from The color purple
  • Alice Walker
Control code
ocn711045639
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 378 pages
Isbn
9780300165418
Lccn
2011015860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300165418
  • (OCoLC)711045639

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