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Sheila's Shop: Working-Class African American Women Talk about Life, Love, Race, and Hair: Working-Class African American Women Talk about Life, Love,

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Publisher Comments:

Sheila's Shop invites us into a Southern beauty parlor to meet working-class African American women. Kimberly Battle-Walters spent over sixteen months interviewing and listening to women at Sheila's Shop while researching this valuable ethnographic

Book News Annotation:

Battle-Walters (Azusa Pacific U.) describes the stories, expectations, and frustrations found in women's conversations in an exclusively working-class African American beauty shop. They discuss what it means to be strong, successful and beautiful both inside and outside the shop walls, and what they think the rest of the world thinks of them. Battle-Walters augments their verbatim conversations with comments and analysis about conditions and changes in communities like theirs across the nation.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Sheila's Shop invites us into a Southern beauty parlor to meet working-class African American women. Kimberly Battle-Walters spent over sixteen months interviewing and listening to women at Sheila's Shop while researching this valuable ethnographic work. Literature and the media tend to report either on the lives of upwardly mobile, middle-class African Americans or on the poor, ignoring working-class women. Sheila's Shop focuses on these women, introducing a conceptual model of _racial and gender victorization_ to explain the process by which working-class African American women learn to see themselves as victors rather than victims, despite their complex and often difficult lives. This book also provides insight into the informal support networks that are fostered in public places such as beauty shops--these support networks lay the foundation for strong African American women, families, and communities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847699339
Author:
Battle-walters, Kimberly
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
Battle-Walters, Kimberly
Location:
Lanham, MD
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social networks
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Community life
Subject:
Working class women
Subject:
Stress
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 160
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
900x600

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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Product details 144 pages Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - English 9780847699339 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sheila's Shop invites us into a Southern beauty parlor to meet working-class African American women. Kimberly Battle-Walters spent over sixteen months interviewing and listening to women at Sheila's Shop while researching this valuable ethnographic work. Literature and the media tend to report either on the lives of upwardly mobile, middle-class African Americans or on the poor, ignoring working-class women. Sheila's Shop focuses on these women, introducing a conceptual model of _racial and gender victorization_ to explain the process by which working-class African American women learn to see themselves as victors rather than victims, despite their complex and often difficult lives. This book also provides insight into the informal support networks that are fostered in public places such as beauty shops--these support networks lay the foundation for strong African American women, families, and communities.
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