Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

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Product Details

Price
$27.95
Publisher
Temple University Press
Publish Date
July 01, 2009
Pages
183
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.1 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781592136681

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About the Author

Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant is Associate Professor of Sociology and Education Studies at DePauw University. She is co-editor of Facing Racism in Education, 2nd edition.

Reviews

"Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman makes an important contribution to the literature. No other work systematically studies the ways black women internalize and resist strong black woman discourse. Beauboeuf-Lafontant convincingly argues that investment in the strong black woman myth injures black women and strengthens the racist divisions between women."--Maxine Craig, author of Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race
Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman makes an important contribution to the literature. No other work systematically studies the ways black women internalize and resist strong black woman discourse. Beauboeuf-Lafontant convincingly argues that investment in the strong black woman myth injures black women and strengthens the racist divisions between women. Maxine Craig, author of Ain t I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race"