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Vaz, Kim Marie

Works: 14 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 1,976 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E185.86, 305.48896073
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Most widely held works by Kim Marie Vaz
Black women in America ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A provocative, insightful volume, Black Women in America offers an interdisciplinary study of black women's historic activism, representation in literature and popular media, self-constructed images, and current psychosocial challenges. This new work of outstanding scholars in the field of race and gender studies explores the ways in which black women have constantly reconstructed and transformed alien definitions of black womanhood. Black women have an image of themselves that differs from those others impose. Collectively, the contributors to this anthology demonstrate that such socially constructed images hide the complexities and ambiguities, the challenges, and the joys experienced in the real lives of black women. Black Women in America is a welcome resource for scholars and students in African American or Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, Sociology, and Psychology
Oral narrative research with Black women ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributors have described one or two activities that may assist instructors' efforts to teach oral narrative methodologies. Methodological essays about the phenomenological and empirical aspects of carrying out oral narrative research from an Afrafeminist/womanist standpoint are rare, and book-length works are almost nonexistent. Oral Narrative Research With Black Women participates in the growing movement of Afrafeminist/womanist scholarship that fills this void
The "Baby Dolls" : breaking the race and gender barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition by Kim Marie Vaz ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the first women's organizations to mask and perform during Mardi Gras, the Million Dollar Baby Dolls redefined the New Orleans carnival tradition. Tracing their origins from Storyville-era brothels and dance halls to their re-emergence in post-Katrina New Orleans, author Kim Marie Vaz uncovers the fascinating history of the 'raddy-walking, shake-dancing, cigar-smoking, money-flinging' ladies who strutted their way into a predominantly male establishment. The Baby Dolls formed around 1912 as an organization of African American women who used their profits from working in New Orleans's red-light district to compete with other Black prostitutes on Mardi Gras. Part of this event involved the tradition of masking, in which carnival groups create a collective identity through costuming. Their baby doll costumes--short satin dresses, stockings with garters, and bonnets--set against a bold and provocative public behavior not only exploited stereotypes but also empowered and made visible an otherwise marginalized female demographic. Over time, different neighborhoods adopted the Baby Doll tradition, stirring the creative imagination of Black women and men across New Orleans, from the downtown Tremé area to the uptown community of Mahalia Jackson. Vaz follows the Baby Doll phenomenon through one hundred years with photos, articles, and interviews and concludes with the birth of contemporary groups, emphasizing these organizations' crucial contribution to Louisiana's cultural history."--Cover p. [4]
The woman with the artistic brush : a life history of Yoruba batik artist Nikẹ Davies by Kim Marie Vaz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nike Davies is one of the few African women known internationally in contemporary art circles. The Woman with the Artistic Brush traces her life history and illustrates the strategies developed by women to mitigate male rule. Presenting a critique of the woman's place in contemporary Yoruba society from the perspective of a woman who lived it, this book covers Nike's life from the time of her mother's death when Nike was six to the culmination of her dream in the creation, against severe societal odds, of a center for arts and culture that has over 120 members. Along the way, The Woman with the Artistic Brush details how Nike ran away from home and joined a traveling theater group after her father tried to arrange her marriage, subsequently married and joined in the polygynous household of a noted artist from the popular Osogbo school, and finally broke clear of that situation after suffering sixteen years of domestic violence
Feminist solidarity at the crossroads : intersectional women's studies for transracial alliance by Kim Marie Vaz ( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Women's studies programs and departments face ongoing fall-out from an economic crisis in higher education. Taking the form of budget-cuts, reduction of faculty lines and other resource allocations, for some programs and departments it has meant at best, a loss of disciplinary autonomy through consolidation, and at worst, academic foreclosure. Feminist Solidarity at the Crossroads articulates a politics of commitment, hope, and possibility wrought in the coming-together of a group of feminist women and men across racial, cultural, nation/state, sexual, and gender differences during a tough budgetary time threatening Women's Studies programs across the nation. This anthology affirms the continued necessity of bridge-building alliances in women's studies and contemplates with promise the theory and practice of feminist solidarity forged through the course of its production. While the essays in this book display a complex diversity of feminist thought and modes of intersectional strategies, they reflect a unity of comradery and a spirit of collectivity so necessary for these turbulent times."--Provided by publisher
Benefiting by design : women of color in feminist psychological research by Chemba Raghavan ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays about the presence of women of color in research methodology, research question and intervention design, and knowledge generation. Key theme is the dislodging of currently accepted positions for the experience of women of color as marginalized, and subsumed under normative modes of examination to central positions in areas of social science research and clinical practice
Florida without borders : women at the intersections of the local and global ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many Floridas women envisioning change by Judy Haden ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many Floridas: Women Envisioning Change began with a group feminist researchers, teachers, advocates and activists in Florida, long isolated and marginalized in small, under-funded and under-valued departments, programs and organizations, who worked together to form the Florida Consortium for Women's and Gender Studies (FCWGS). The essays in this collection report on the status of women in Florida, discuss service-learning as a feminist pedagogy, describe graduate student's research on issues
New Orleans Carnival krewes : the history, spirit and secrets of Mardi Gras by Rosary O'Neill ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explore the secret past of Carnival krewes and the significance of the organizations in the history and culture of New Orleans"--
Spirit murder stopping the violent deaths of black women ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary film on the police, municipal, community, and press response to the slayings of four black women who lived in a working class, predominantly black and Hispanic community in Tampa, Florida
Batiks by Nike an African woman talks about art, patriarchy, and the empowerment of women ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with Nike Davies, a talented southwestern Nigerian batik artist who has attempted to redress the social disadvantages faced by women in western Africa. The documentary not only relates Nike's story, but displays much of her colorful work and that of other artists who show in her Center for Arts and Culture
Hard lives : foreign wives' coping with the role of women in Yorubaland by Kim Marie Vaz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oral narrative research with Black women / Kim Marie Vaz, ed ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The woman with the artistic brush : a life history of Yoruba batik artist Nike Olaniyi Davies by Kim Marie Vaz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Vaz, Kim M.
Vaz, Kim Marie
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