Sister Citizen

Author : Harris-Perry, Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry
ISBN : 9780300165548
Genre : Psychology
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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.
Category: Psychology

Sister Citizen

Author : Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry
ISBN : 1452626936
Genre : African American women
File Size : 55.31 MB
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From a highly regarded thinker on race, gender, and American politics, a new consideration of the pervasive stereotypes black women encounter, and an analysis of how these representations shape their experiences as citizens.
Category: African American women

Eine Kurze Weltgeschichte F R Junge Leser

Author : Ernst H. Gombrich
ISBN : 9783832186395
Genre : History
File Size : 21.42 MB
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Spannend, pointiert, vielschichtig und kenntnisreich wird die Entwicklung der Menschheit von den Höhlenmenschen bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg geschildert. Ernst H. Gombrichs Weltgeschichte ist längst ein Klassiker geworden.
Category: History

Black Women And Popular Culture

Author : Adria Y. Goldman
ISBN : 9780739192290
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 60.56 MB
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With the emergence of popular culture phenomena such as reality television, blogging, and social networking sites, it is important to examine the representation of Black women and the potential implications of those images, messages, and roles. Black Women and Popular Culture: The Conversation Continues provides such a comprehensive analysis. Using an array of theoretical frameworks and methodologies, this collection features cutting edge research from scholars interested in the relationship among media, society, perceptions, and Black women. The uniqueness of this book is that it serves as a compilation of “hot topics” including ABC’s Scandal, Beyoncé’s Visual Album, and Oprah’s Instagram page. Other themes have roots in reality television, film, and hip hop, as well as issues of gender politics, domestic violence, and colorism. The discussion also extends to the presentation and inclusion of Black women in advertising, print, and digital media.
Category: Social Science

Modern Misogyny

Author : Kristin J. Anderson
ISBN : 9780199328192
Genre : Psychology
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Pundits and politicians often opine on the irrelevance of feminism and the women's movement today. Some commentators describe the state of feminism as "post-feminist," alongside equally questionable claims of Barack Obama's election as signaling a "post-racial" America. Modern Misogyny examines contemporary anti-feminism in a "post-feminist" era. It considers the widespread notion that the feminist movement has ended, in large part because the work of feminism has been completed. In fact, the argument goes, women have been so successful in achieving equality, it is now men who currently are at risk of becoming irrelevant and unnecessary. These sentiments make up modern anti-feminism. Modern Misogyny argues that equality has not been fully achieved and that anti-feminism is now packaged in a more palatable, but stealthy form. This book addresses the nature, function, and implications of modern anti-feminism in the United States. Modern Misogyny explores the landscape of popular culture and politics, emphasizing relatively recent moves away from feminist activism to individualism and consumerism where "self-empowerment" represents women's progress. It also explores the retreat to traditional gender roles after September 11, 2001. It interrogates the assumption that feminism is unnecessary, that women have achieved equality, and therefore those women who do insist on being feminists want to get ahead of men. Finally, it takes a fresh look at the positive role that feminism plays in today's "post-feminist" era, and how feminism does and might function in women's lives. Post-feminist discourse encourages young women to believe that they were born into a free society, so if they experience discrimination, it is an individual, isolated problem that may even be their own fault. Modern Misogyny examines that rendering of feminism as irrelevant and as the silencing and marginalizing of feminists. Anderson calls for a revived feminism that is vigilant in combatting modern forms of sexism.
Category: Psychology

Gender Heteronormativity And The American Presidency

Author : Aidan Smith
ISBN : 9781351798792
Genre : Social Science
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Gender, Heteronormativity and the American Presidency places notions of gender at the center of its analysis of presidential campaign communications. Over the decades, an investment in gendered representations of would-be leaders has changed little, in spite of the second- and third-wave feminist movements. Modern candidates have worked vigorously to demonstrate "compensatory heterosexuality," an unquestionable normative identity that seeks to overcome challenges to their masculinity or femininity. The book draws from a wide range of archived media material, including televised films and advertisements, public debates and speeches, and candidate autobiographies. From the domestic ideals promoted by Eisenhower in the 1950s, right through to the explicit and divisive rhetoric associated with the Clinton/Trump race in 2016; intersectional content and discourse analysis reveals how each presidential candidate used his or her campaign to position themselves as a defender of traditional gender roles, and furthermore, how this investment in "appropriate" gender behaviour was made manifest in both international and domestic policy choices. This book represents a significant and timely contribution to the study of political communication. While communication during presidential elections is a well-established research field, Aidan Smith’s book is the first to apply a gendered lens over such an extended historical period and across the political spectrum.
Category: Social Science

Der K Nig Auf Camelot

Author : Terence H. White
ISBN : 3608937137
Genre :
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In seiner Kindheit wird König Arthus, der zusammen mit seinem Vetter Kay, einfach nur Wart - die Warze - genannt. Ihr Hauslehrer ist der Zauberer Merlin. Als Wart bei einem Turnier das Schwert seines Vetters Kay nicht findet, zieht er ein Schwert aus einem Amboss - Excalibur - und wird so König von Britannien. Als solcher setzt er sich für Recht und Gesetz ein; er schafft die Tafelrunde, um mit den Rittern auch den Armen und Schwachen zu ihrem Recht zu verhelfen.
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Color Stories Black Women And Colorism In The 21st Century

Author : JeffriAnne Wilder
ISBN : 9781440831102
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 77.19 MB
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This book offers an in-depth sociological exploration of present-day colorism in the lives of black women, investigating the lived experiences of a phenomenon that continues to affect women of African descent. • Presents a contemporary sociological analysis of the issue of skin-tone prejudice and discrimination and the unique social and cultural implications for black women in today's society • Provides readers with a vocabulary for understanding and discussing the unique features and characteristics of colorism in the 21st century • Supplies scholarly analysis balanced with thought-provoking testimony from more than 60 black women between the ages of 18 and 25 on how color matters in their daily lives • Offers concrete strategies for change and empowerment in dismantling the paradigm of colorism
Category: Social Science

Die Farbe Lila

Author : Alice Walker
ISBN : 340492133X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 80.67 MB
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Die Farbe Lila, das ist Celies Geschichte. Die Geschichte einer jungen Schwarzen, die von ihrem Vater jahrelang vergewaltigt und zu einer Ehe mit einem Mann gezwungen wurde, den sie nicht liebt. Aufgeschrieben in ihren verzweifelten Briefen an Gott. Die Farbe Lila hat Millionen Menschen zu Tränen gerührt. Es ist Alice Walkers bekanntestes und beliebtestes Buch, das von Steven Spielberg verfilmt und zu einem sensationellen Kinoerfolg wurde. Denn Die Farbe Lila erzählt, wie Celie es schafft, zu sich selbst zu finden, Stärke zu entwickeln und ihren eigenen Weg in ein neues Leben zu gehen.
Category: Fiction

The Language Of Strong Black Womanhood

Author : Karla D. Scott
ISBN : 9781498544092
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 31.48 MB
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In The Language of Strong Black Womanhood: Myths, Models, Messages, and a New Mandate for Self-Care, Black women of the Baby Boomer generation and Hip Hop generation share messages communicated and models witnessed in their socialization for strength revealing how this mandate endures in Black women’s lived experiences. They also express concern that self-care was not presented as critical for sustaining life as a strong Black woman—a concern shared by Black women bloggers who advocate resisting the myth and redefining strength for self-care. This Black feminist exploration of strong Black womanhood provides an alternative to harmful perceptions, constructions, and representations of Black women and suggests a mandate to move toward the revolutionary act of Black women’s self-care.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines