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We can speak for ourselves : parent involvement and ideologies of black mothers in Chicago

Author: Billye Sankofa Waters
Publisher: Rotterdam : SensePublishers, [2015]. ©2016
Series: Breakthroughs in the sociology of education, volume 5.
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This work is an intervention of self-representation that explores experiences of five Black mothers of the same Chicago elementary school with respect to their relationship with the author ℓ́ℓ a qualitative researcher ℓ́ℓ over a period of two years. Black feminist epistemology is the framework that directed this project, fieldwork, and interpretation of the findings. Additionally, this work employs tools of poetry,  Read more...
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Waters, Billye Sankofa
We Can Speak for Ourselves
Rotterdam : SensePublishers,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Billye Sankofa Waters
ISBN: 9789463002714 9463002715
OCLC Number: 933558739
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Advance praise for we can speak for ourselves; table of contents ; foreword ; preface ; foundation for this book ; rationale for this book ; audiences for this book Acknowledgements about the cover artist ; chapter 1: introduction; research problem; positionality; significance and audience ; context; ssces and the journey of this project ; research questions; methods BLACK FEMINIST THEORY MOTHERWORK; FORWARD ; NOTES ; CHAPTER 2: WHO SAYS WHAT ABOUT BLACK WOMEN: Review of Discourses; OUR FIRST STAGE: SCIENTIFIC DISCOURSE; GOVERNMENT DISCOURSE ; EDUCATION DISCOURSE ; MOTHERING DISCOURSE; CONTROLING IMAGES: MEDIA DISCOURSE Legal interventions we speak ; notes ; chapter 3: methods; "i know who you are but ...": epistemology ; qualitative methods; ethical research; interviews ; coding ; narratives; poetry ; validity RECIPROCITY REFLEXIVE JOURNAL; GIVING VOICE ; LIMITATIONS ; MAYA, NIKKI, CAROLYN, JILL, SONIA; NOTES ; CHAPTER 4: THE MOTHERS; MAYA ; NIKKI; CAROLYN ; JILL; SONIA; THE PRESENT OF PRESENCE: SUMMATION; NOTES ; CHAPTER 5: COMING TOGETHER: Analysis and Interpretations
Series Title: Breakthroughs in the sociology of education, volume 5.
Responsibility: Billye Sankofa Waters.

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This work is an intervention of self-representation that explores experiences of five Black mothers of the same Chicago elementary school with respect to their relationship with the author ℓ́ℓ a qualitative researcher ℓ́ℓ over a period of two years. Black feminist epistemology is the framework that directed this project, fieldwork, and interpretation of the findings. Additionally, this work employs tools of poetry, counternarratives, and critical ethnography. Billye Sankofa Waters reiterates the plaintive lament of the mothers of 1970s Boston when they said, ℓ́ℓWhen we fight about education weℓ́ℓre fighting for our lives.ℓ́ℓ This story of parents in Chicago is powerful, poignant, and oh so familiar. This is a must read!ℓ́ℓ ℓ́ℓ Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison the ways that Black mothers come to know and participate in their childrenℓ́ℓs education. We Can Speak for Ourselves plumbs Black feminist epistemology and critical theory to create a new model that reimagines the critical terrain of both public and private African American female ℓ́ℓmotherwork.ℓ́ℓ It is intersectionally deft in how it attends to both structural issues of inequality and intragroup negotiation of identity. This book is bold, well-researched and an important contribution to the fields of Education, Sociology, Womenℓ́ℓs and Gender Studies and Public Policy.ℓ́ℓ ℓ́ℓ Michele T. Berger, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; author of Workable Sisterhood: The Political Journey of Stigmatized Women with HIV/AIDS and co-author of Transforming Scholarship: Why Womenℓ́ℓs and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World We Can Speak for Ourselves is a necessary read for everyone, especially Black mothers, who are on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter Movement. After all, the movement at its core is about resisting the anti-Black society in which Black mothers are forced to raise their children. Sankofa Waters beautifully blends personal writings, counternarratives, and the voices of five Black mothers to create a book that gives us new language to address the issues impacting Black families and Black survival. Through this work, Sankofa Waters expertly depicts the struggles of Black mothers as organic intellectuals deconstructing, critiquing, and navigating the power structures that oppress their sons, daughters, and Black communities at large.ℓ́ℓ ℓ́ℓ Bettina L. Love, University of Georgia; Board Chair of The Kindezi School in Atlanta, Georgia; 2016 Nasir Jones Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University; and author of Hip Hopℓ́ℓs Liℓ́ℓl Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South.

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