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The language of strong black womanhood : myths, models, messages, and a new mandate for self-care

Author: Karla D Scott
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the construction of the strong Black woman myth and the messages for strength communicated throughout the twentieth and the twenty-first century. The author delves into how attention to self and self-care is necessary to sustain that strength.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scott, Karla Danette, 1958-
Language of strong black womanhood.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017031319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karla D Scott
ISBN: 9781498544092 1498544096
OCLC Number: 1001968604
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 93 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the making of a myth: strength to survive --
From myth to model: contexts for communicating and situating strength --
Socialized to be strong: messages for success and survival --
From the "South Side": the strength of Michelle Obama --
Resist and redefine: a new discourse of strength on black feminist blogs --
Self-care for strong sistas: an oxymoron? --
Conclusion: black girl magic has limits: repurposing strength for self care.
Responsibility: Karla D. Scott.

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This is a very powerful, necessary, and essential body of work by an esteemed, womanist, sistah-friend-scholar. She captures the complex nuances of Black womanhood that is expressed in public, Read more...

 
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