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Shapeshifters : Black girls and the choreography of citizenship

Author: Aimee Meredith Cox
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Shapeshifters Aimee Meredith Cox explores how young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender violence to create and imagine lives for themselves. Based on eight years of fieldwork at the Fresh Start shelter, Cox shows how the shelter's residents--who range in age from fifteen to twenty-two--employ strategic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aimee Meredith Cox
ISBN: 9780822359432 082235943X 9780822359319 0822359316 1518217192 9781518217197
OCLC Number: 892878735
Description: xvi, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "We came here to be different": the Brown family and remapping Detroit --
Renovations --
Narratives of protest and play --
Sex, gender, and scripted bodies --
The move experiment.
Responsibility: Aimee Meredith Cox.

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In this ethnography of the Fresh Start homeless shelter in Detroit, Aimee Meredith Cox shows how the shelter's residents-young black women whose average age is twenty-critique their social  Read more...

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