Too Heavy a Yoke

Too Heavy a Yoke
Author: Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN: 1630871923
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Heavy a Yoke Book Excerpt:

Black women are strong. At least that's what everyone says and how they are constantly depicted. But what, exactly, does this strength entail? And what price do Black women pay for it? In this book, the author, a psychologist and pastoral theologian, examines the burdensome yoke that the ideology of the Strong Black Woman places upon African American women. She demonstrates how the three core features of the ideology--emotional strength, caregiving, and independence--constrain the lives of African American women and predispose them to physical and emotional health problems, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety. She traces the historical, social, and theological influences that resulted in the evolution and maintenance of the Strong Black Woman, including the Christian church, R & B and hip-hop artists, and popular television and film. Drawing upon womanist pastoral theology and twelve-step philosophy, she calls upon pastoral caregivers to aid in the healing of African American women's identities and crafts a twelve-step program for Strong Black Women in recovery.

Michelle Obama and the FLOTUS Effect

Michelle Obama and the FLOTUS Effect
Author: Heather E. Harris,Kimberly R. Moffitt
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN: 1498594905
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Michelle Obama and the FLOTUS Effect Book Excerpt:

"The FLOTUS Effect" emphasizes the import of agency on the part of Michelle Obama in relation to her politics as evidenced in her positionality and presence as the first African American woman to serve as First Lady of the United States of America. Her occupation of a previously white space and place tended to frame her as an enigma in the American mind and media. Contributors reflect on Mrs. Obama’s eight years in her ceremonial position, and the ways she chose to uniquely embody her role. Hence, the result is a volume that speculates upon her evolving legacy, and the likely “effects” of what it meant to be the first African-American woman to serve in the ceremonial, yet powerful, role of FLOTUS.

Friends Lovers Co Workers and Community

Friends  Lovers  Co Workers  and Community
Author: Kathleen M. Ryan,Noah J. Springer,Deborah A. Macey,Mary Erickson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 1498512968
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friends Lovers Co Workers and Community Book Excerpt:

Friends, Lovers, Co-Workers, and Community analyzes both how complex, interpersonal relationships were both depicted in and were influenced by television programs in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

Real Sister

Real Sister
Author: Jervette R. Ward
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN: 0813575095
Category: PERFORMING ARTS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Sister Book Excerpt:

From The Real Housewives of Atlanta to Flavor of Love, reality shows with predominantly black casts have often been criticized for their negative representation of African American women as loud, angry, and violent. Yet even as these programs appear to be rehashing old stereotypes of black women, the critiques of them are arguably problematic in their own way, as the notion of “respectability” has historically been used to police black women’s behaviors. The first book of scholarship devoted to the issue of how black women are depicted on reality television, Real Sister offers an even-handed consideration of the genre. The book’s ten contributors—black female scholars from a variety of disciplines—provide a wide range of perspectives, while considering everything from Basketball Wives to Say Yes to the Dress. As regular viewers of reality television, these scholars are able to note ways in which the genre presents positive images of black womanhood, even as they catalog a litany of stereotypes about race, class, and gender that it tends to reinforce. Rather than simply dismissing reality television as “trash,” this collection takes the genre seriously, as an important touchstone in ongoing cultural debates about what constitutes “trashiness” and “respectability.” Written in an accessible style that will appeal to reality TV fans both inside and outside of academia, Real Sister thus seeks to inspire a more nuanced, thoughtful conversation about the genre’s representations and their effects on the black community.

Report

Report
Author: United States. Congress. House
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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United States Congressional serial set

United States Congressional serial set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1956
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report

Report
Author: United States. Congress. Senate
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alice Leighton or the Murders at the Druid s Stones

Alice Leighton  or the Murders at the Druid s Stones
Author: Thomas Frost
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1857
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cases on Academic Program Redesign for Greater Racial and Social Justice

Cases on Academic Program Redesign for Greater Racial and Social Justice
Author: Cain-Sanschagrin, Ebony,Filback, Robert A.,Crawford, Jenifer
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2021-11-19
ISBN: 1799884651
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cases on Academic Program Redesign for Greater Racial and Social Justice Book Excerpt:

Faculty and students confront persistent racial, economic, and social inequities in higher education locally, nationally, and globally. To counter these inequities, there has been a recent focus on universities providing an inclusive curriculum that serves the needs of students from a wide range of backgrounds. Inclusive and equitable courses and instruction are crucial in today’s world as calls for racial and social justice grow, particularly in higher education. Universities and instructors must take action and make changes to best serve their students. Cases on Academic Program Redesign for Greater Racial and Social Justice provides an equity-oriented practical guide for those in higher education who are engaged in the work of curricular reform or program development. It also explores practices and approaches to curriculum development that consider program quality and equitable outcomes as mutually beneficial and necessary outcomes. Covering a range of topics such as antiracism and mindful hiring, it is ideal for teachers, instructional designers, curricula developers, administrators, academics, professors, educators, researchers, those working in higher education, and students.

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature
Author: W. Lawrence Hogue
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 1785272616
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature Book Excerpt:

This book reconfigures the history of modern America, showing how multiple and, at times, vulnerable social, economic, literary, and political movements, levels, divisions, and conditions such as the emergent middle class, the labor movement, the Progressive Movement, the socialist and communist parties, the Women’s movements, the NAACP, the Garvey movement, Asian and Native American resistance movements, writers, artists, and intellectuals seized upon social, gender, economic, and racial inequalities and challenged a singularly defined modern America. This book re-represents the modern American novel, accenting the different critical literary voices that come out of the mainstream consumer society but also out of the various unequal social, economic, gender, and political movements and situations. In including racial, gender, sexual, colonial, class, and ethnic others—who reject the rigidity, the repression, the racial and ethnic stereotyping, the external and internal colonialism, the complication/rejection of the past/nature, and the violence of the institutionalized, conformist norm—in a discussion of the modern American novel, it effects a fundamental recasting of the modern Americanist paradigm, one that is de-centered, richer, more complex, and more diverse.

Black Women in Politics

Black Women in Politics
Author: Michael Mitchell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351313673
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Women in Politics Book Excerpt:

The research included in this volume examines the competing pressures felt by black women as political agents in the domains of elections, public policy, and social activism. Their challenges and initiatives are explored in public spaces, institutional behaviours, and public policy. The volume features cutting-edge research exploring black women's political engagement. The first group of contributors interrogates the treatment of black women within the discipline of political science. The second group examines the relationship between cultural politics and policymaking. The third and final group outlines the politics of race-gendered identity and black feminist practice. Black Women in Politics includes chapters on black leadership, radical versus moderate politics in New Orleans, and the Shelby vs. Holder Supreme Court decision. The editors introduce a new series highlighting trends in black politics. Finally, the work notes the passing of William (Nick) Nelson and Hanes Walton, Jr., prominent members of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship

Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship
Author: Rodolfo Rosales
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1351624172
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship Book Excerpt:

Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship addresses community as the site of participation, production, and rights of citizens and brings to bear a profound critique of a collective process that has historically excluded working class communities and communities of color from any real governance. The argument is that the status of citizenship has been influenced by a society that emphasizes the role of property in defining legitimacy and power and therefore idealizes and institutionalizes citizenship from an individualistic perspective. This system puts the onus on the individual citizen to participate in their governance, while the political reality is that organizations and corporations and their interests have great power to influence and govern. The chapters present an exciting departure from the long-standing traditions of the social basis of citizenship. In Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship, Rodolfo Rosales and his contributors argue that citizenship is a communally embedded and/or socially constituted phenomenon. Hence, the unfinished story of American Democracy is not in the equalization of communities but rather in their ability to participate in their own governance – in their empowerment.

The Colors of Love

The Colors of Love
Author: Melinda A. Mills
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 1479802425
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colors of Love Book Excerpt:

How multiracial people navigate the complexities of race and love In the United States, more than seven million people claim to be multiracial, or have racially mixed heritage, parentage, or ancestry. In The Colors of Love, Melinda A. Mills explores how multiracial people navigate their complex—and often misunderstood—identities in romantic relationships. Drawing on sixty interviews with multiracial people in interracial relationships, Mills explores how people define and assert their racial identities both on their own and with their partners. She shows us how similarities and differences in identity, skin color, and racial composition shape how multiracial people choose, experience, and navigate love. Mills highlights the unexpected ways in which multiracial individuals choose to both support and subvert the borders of race as individuals and as romantic partners. The Colors of Love broadens our understanding about race and love in the twenty-first century.

Silent Citizenship

Silent Citizenship
Author: Justin Gest,Sean Gray
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1315458675
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Citizenship Book Excerpt:

What does silent citizenship mean in a democracy? With levels of economic and political inequality on the rise across the developed democracies, citizens are becoming more disengaged from their neighbourhoods and communities, more distrustful of politicians and political parties, more sceptical of government goods and services, and less interested in voicing their frustrations in public or at the ballot box. The result is a growing number of silent citizens who seem disconnected from democratic politics – who are unaware of political issues, lack knowledge about public affairs, do not debate, deliberate, or take action, and most fundamentally, do not vote. Yet, although silent citizenship can and does indicate deficits of democracy, research suggests that these deficits are not the only reason citizens may have for remaining silent in democratic life. Silence may also reflect an active and engaged response to politics under highly unequal conditions. What is missing is a full accounting of the problems and possibilities for democracy that silent citizenship represents. Bringing together leading scholars in political science and democratic theory, this book provides a valuable exploration of the changing nature and form of silent citizenship in developed democracies today. This title was previously published as a special issue of Citizenship Studies.

Queen Mothers

Queen Mothers
Author: Rhonda Jeffries
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1641137274
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen Mothers Book Excerpt:

Black women’s experiences functioning as mothers, teachers and leaders are confounding and complex. Queen Mothers from Ghanaian tradition are revered as the leaders of their matrilineal families and the teachers of the high chiefs (Müller, 2013; Stoeltje, 1997). Conversely, the influence of the British Queen Mother on Black women in the Americas translates as a powerless title of (dis)courtesy. Characterized as a deviant figure by colonialists, the Black Queen Mother’s role as disruptive agent was created by White domination of Black life (Masenya, 2014) and this branding persists among contemporary perceptions of Black women who function as the mother, teacher, or leader figure in various spaces. Nevertheless, Black women as cultural anomalies were suitable to mother others for centuries in their roles as chattel and domestic servants in the United States. Dill (2014), Lawson (2000), Lewis (1977) and Rodriguez (2016) provide explorations of the devaluation of Black women in roles of power with these effects wide-ranging from economic and family security, professional and business development, healthcare maintenance, political representation, spiritual enlightenment and educational achievement. This text interrogates contexts where Black women function as Queen Mothers and contests the trivialization of their manifold contributions. The contributed chapters explore: The myriad experiences of Black women mothering, teaching and leading their children, families and communities; how spirituality has influenced the leadership styles of Black women as mothers and teachers; and how Black women are uniquely positioned to mother, teach, and lead in personal and professional spaces.

Official Report of the Proceedings and Debates in the Convention Assembled at Frankfort on the Eighth Day of September 1890 to Adapt Amend Or Change the Constitution of the State of Kentucky

Official Report of the Proceedings and Debates in the Convention Assembled at Frankfort  on the Eighth Day of September  1890  to Adapt  Amend  Or Change the Constitution of the State of Kentucky
Author: Kentucky. Constitutional Convention
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Constitutional conventions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Official Report of the Proceedings and Debates in the Convention Assembled at Frankfort on the Eighth Day of September 1890 to Adapt Amend Or Change the Constitution of the State of Kentucky Book Excerpt:

Citizenship on the Edge

Citizenship on the Edge
Author: Nancy J. Hirschmann,Deborah A. Thomas
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN: 0812298284
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizenship on the Edge Book Excerpt:

What does it mean to claim, two decades into the twenty-first century, that citizenship is on the edge? The questions that animate this volume focus attention on the relationships between liberal conceptions of citizenship and democracy on one hand, and sex, race, and gender on the other. Who "counts" as a citizen in today's world, and what are the mechanisms through which the rights, benefits, and protections of liberal citizenship are differentially bestowed upon diverse groups? What are the relationships between global economic processes and political and legal empowerment? What forms of violence emerge in order to defend and define these rights, benefits, and protections, and how do these forms of violence reflect long histories? How might we recognize and account for the various avenues through which people attempt to make themselves as political subjects? Citizenship on the Edge approaches these questions from multiple disciplines, including Africana Studies, anthropology, disability studies, film studies, gender studies, history, law, political science, and sociology. Contributors explore the ways in which compounding social inequalities redound to the conditions and expressions of citizenship in the U.S. and throughout the world. They give a sense of the breathtaking range of the ways that citizenship is controlled, repressed, undercut, and denied at the same time as they outline people's attempts to claim citizenship in ways that are meaningful to them. From university speech policies, to labor and immigration policies, to a rethinking of the security theatre, to women's empowerment in the family and economy and a rethinking of marriage and the family, we see slivers of possibility for a more inclusive and less hostile world, in which citizenship is no longer so in doubt, so on the edge, for so many. As a whole, the volume argues that citizenship cannot be conceptualized as a transcendent good but must instead always be contextualized within specific places and times, and in relation to dynamic struggle. Contributors: Erez Aloni, Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, Nancy J. Hirschmann, Samantha Majic, Valentine M. Moghadam, Michael Rembis, Tracy Robinson, Ellen Samuels, Kimberly Theidon, Deborah A. Thomas.

Race Gender and Citizenship in the African Diaspora

Race  Gender  and Citizenship in the African Diaspora
Author: Manoucheka Celeste
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1317431286
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Gender and Citizenship in the African Diaspora Book Excerpt:

With the exception of slave narratives, there are few stories of black international migration in U.S. news and popular culture. This book is interested in stratified immigrant experiences, diverse black experiences, and the intersection of black and immigrant identities. Citizenship as it is commonly understood today in the public sphere is a legal issue, yet scholars have done much to move beyond this popular view and situate citizenship in the context of economic, social, and political positioning. The book shows that citizenship in all of its forms is often rhetorically, representationally, and legally negated by blackness and considers the ways that blackness, and representations of blackness, impact one’s ability to travel across national and social borders and become a citizen. This book is a story of citizenship and the ways that race, gender, and class shape national belonging, with Haiti, Cuba, and the United States as the primary sites of examination.

Black Diamond Queens

Black Diamond Queens
Author: Maureen Mahon
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN: 1478012773
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Diamond Queens Book Excerpt:

African American women have played a pivotal part in rock and roll—from laying its foundations and singing chart-topping hits to influencing some of the genre's most iconic acts. Despite this, black women's importance to the music's history has been diminished by narratives of rock as a mostly white male enterprise. In Black Diamond Queens, Maureen Mahon draws on recordings, press coverage, archival materials, and interviews to document the history of African American women in rock and roll between the 1950s and the 1980s. Mahon details the musical contributions and cultural impact of Big Mama Thornton, LaVern Baker, Betty Davis, Tina Turner, Merry Clayton, Labelle, the Shirelles, and others, demonstrating how dominant views of gender, race, sexuality, and genre affected their careers. By uncovering this hidden history of black women in rock and roll, Mahon reveals a powerful sonic legacy that continues to reverberate into the twenty-first century.

Notes and Queries A Medium of Inter Communication for Literary Men Artists Antiquaries Genealogists Etc

Notes and Queries  A Medium of Inter Communication for Literary Men  Artists  Antiquaries  Genealogists  Etc
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes and Queries A Medium of Inter Communication for Literary Men Artists Antiquaries Genealogists Etc Book Excerpt: