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

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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 convince others, and even themselves, that they do not need help. But as a result, the unique political issues of black women are often ignored and marginalized. In this groundbreaking book, Melissa V. Harris-Perry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and experimental research, to understand more deeply black women's political and emotional responses to pervasive negative race and gender images. Not a traditional political science work concerned with office-seeking, voting, or ideology, Sister Citizen instead explores how African American women understand themselves as citizens and what they expect from political organizing. Harris-Perry shows that the shared struggle to preserve an authentic self and secure recognition as a citizen links together black women in America, from the anonymous survivors of Hurricane Katrina to the current First Lady of the United States.
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subject_facet African American women -- Political activity, African American women -- Politics and government, African American women -- Psychology -- Political aspects, African American women -- Social Conditions, African American women -- Social conditions, Political Science / Civics & Citizenship, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies, Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States
title_display Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America
title_full Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America / Melissa V. Harris-Perry, Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and black women in America [electronic resource] / Melissa V. Harris-Perry
title_short Sister citizen :
title_sub shame, stereotypes, and black women in America
topic_facet African American women, Political activity, Political aspects, Politics and government, Psychology, Social Conditions, Social conditions, Stereotypes (Social psychology)