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Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

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Synopsis:

This groundbreaking book brings to light derogatory stereotypes that shape the experiences of African American women, then assesses the emotional and political costs of the struggle to counteract such negative assumptions.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Melissa V. Harris-Perry, host of MSNBCandrsquo;s Melissa Harris-Perry Show and columnist for The Nation, is professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. Her previous book, Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, won the 2005 W. E. B. Du Bois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and 2005 Best Book Award from the Race and Ethnic Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Harris-Perry lives with her family in New Orleans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300188189
Author:
Harris Perry, Melissa V
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Harris-Perry, Melissa V.
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w illus.
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1.55 lb

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