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Behind The Mask Of The Strong Black Woman

Author : Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant
ISBN : 9781592136698
Genre : Psychology
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Explores the restrictive myth of the strong black woman through interviews, revealing the emotional and physical toll this "performance" can have.

Health Communication And Breast Cancer Among Black Women

Author : Annette D. Madlock Gatison
ISBN : 9780739185162
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Health Communication and Breast Cancer among Black Women: Cancer, Identity, Spirituality, and Strength analyzes information collected from focus groups and personal interviews in order to investigate the significant sociocultural narratives that pervade the experiences of Black female breast cancer survivors.

The Language Of Strong Black Womanhood

Author : Karla D. Scott
ISBN : 9781498544092
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book examines the construction of the strong Black woman myth and the messages for strength communicated throughout the twentieth and the twenty-first century. The author delves into how attention to self and self-care is necessary to sustain that strength.

Black Women S Mental Health

Author : Stephanie Y. Evans
ISBN : 9781438465814
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 30. 40 MB
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Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy. This book offers a unique, interdisciplinary, and thoughtful look at the challenges and potency of Black women’s struggle for inner peace and mental stability. It brings together contributors from psychology, sociology, law, and medicine, as well as the humanities, to discuss issues ranging from stress, sexual assault, healing, self-care, and contemplative practice to health-policy considerations and parenting. Merging theory and practice with personal narratives and public policy, the book develops a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness in order to provide tangible solutions. The collection reflects feminist praxis and defines womanist peace in terms that reject both “superwoman” stereotypes and “victim” caricatures. Also included for health professionals are concrete recommendations for understanding and treating Black women. “…this book speaks not only to Black women but also educates a broader audience of policymakers and therapists about the complex and multilayered realities that we must navigate and the protests we must mount on our journey to find inner peace and optimal health.” — from the Foreword by Linda Goler Blount

Black Women Academe And The Tenure Process In The United States And The Caribbean

Author : Talia Esnard
ISBN : 9783319896861
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Routledge Handbook Of Body Studies

Author : Bryan S Turner
ISBN : 9781136903311
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 21. 15 MB
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In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. A wide range of case studies, which include cosmetics, diet, organ transplants, racial bodies, masculinity and sexuality, eating disorders, religion and the sacred body, and disability, are used to appraise these different perspectives. In addition, this Handbook explores various epistemological approaches to the basic question: what is a body? It also offers a strongly themed range of chapters on empirical topics that are organized around religion, medicine, gender, technology and consumption. It also contributes to the debate over the globalization of the body: how have military technology, modern medicine, sport and consumption led to this contemporary obsession with matters corporeal? The Handbook’s clear, direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences, particularly for those studying medical sociology, gender studies, sports studies, disability studies, social gerontology, or the sociology of religion. It will serve to consolidate the new field of body studies.

Performance Anxieties

Author : Ann Pellegrini
ISBN : 9781135207649
Genre : Art
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Performance Anxieties looks at the on-going debates over the value of psychoanalysis for feminist theory and politics--specifically concerning the social and psychical meanings of racialization. Beginning with an historicized return to Freud and the meaning of Jewishness in Freud's day, Ann Pellegrini indicates how "race" and racialization are not incidental features of psychoanalysis or of modern subjectivity, but are among the generative conditions of both. Performance Anxieties stages a series of playful encounters between elite and popular performance texts--Freud meets Sarah Bernhardt meets Sandra Bernhard; Joan Riviere's masquerading women are refigured in relation to the hard female bodies in the film Pumping Iron II: The Women; and the Terminator and Alien films. In re-reading psychoanalysis alongside other performance texts, Pellegrini unsettles relations between popular and elite, performance and performative.

Suffering Will Not Be Televised The

Author : Rebecca Wanzo
ISBN : 9781438428840
Genre : Political Science
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Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.

America S Growing Inequality

Author : Chester Hartman
ISBN : 9780739191729
Genre : Political Science
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America’s Growing Inequality presents the links between racism and poverty in the United States, highlighting the work of social justice organizations to facilitate an end to their presence in society. The facts, analyses, and policy proposals that comprise this book will inform scholars and students in a range of disciplines including sociology, social work, urban planning, and economics.

The Real Lives Of Strong Black Women

Author : Toby Thompkins
ISBN : 9781932841138
Genre : Self-Help
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A former columnist for the "Miracle Journeys" magazine offers an intimate exploration of the struggles and triumphs involved in transcending life as a "strong black woman." (African-American Studies)

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