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Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America

Author: Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry
ISBN: 9780300165418 0300165412
OCLC Number: 916483248
Notes: "For colored girls who've considered politics when being strong isn't enough."--Cover.
Awards: Short-listed for Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2012
Target Audience: Pregrado
Description: xiv, 378 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Melissa V. Harris-Perry.

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From a highly respected thinker on race, gender, and American politics, a new consideration of black women and how distorted stereotypes affect their political beliefs  Read more...

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"After I read "Sister Citizen", two words sprang to my mind: Thank you."--Patrik Henry Bass, "Essence"--Patrik Henry Bass "Essence " "Astonishing...Sister Citizen is written for the benefit of all Read more...

 
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