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Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America

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Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They shift "White" as they head to work in the morning and "Black" as they come back home each night. They shift inward, internalizing the searing pain of the negative stereotypes that they encounter daily. And sometimes they shift by fighting back.

With deeply moving interviews, poignantly revealed on each page, Shifting is a much-needed, clear, and comprehensive portrait of the reality of African American women's lives today.

About the Author

Charisse Jones is a national correspondent for USA Today. A former staff writer for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, she has been a commentator for National Public Radio and is a contributing writer for Essence magazine.

Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice and a professor at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University, Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060090555
Subtitle:
The Double Lives of Black Women in America
Author:
Jones, Charisse
Author:
Shorter-Gooden, Kumea
Author:
O'Reilly, Bill
Author:
by Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden
Author:
Flowers, Charles
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
African American women - Psychology
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20040727
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.10x5.34x.84 in. .63 lbs.

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