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This will be my undoing : living at the intersection of black, female, and feminist in (white) America
Title:
This will be my undoing : living at the intersection of black, female, and feminist in (white) America
ISBN:
9780062666154
Physical Description:
258 pages ; 21 cm
Contents:
Monkeys like you -- How to be docile -- The stranger at the carnival -- A hunger for men's eyes -- A lotus for Michelle -- Black girl magic -- Human, not black -- Who will write us? -- How to survive: a manifesto on paranoia and peace -- A black girl like me.
Abstract:
In her collection of linked essays, Jerkins takes on perhaps one of the most provocative contemporary topics: What does it mean to "be"-- to live as, to exist as-- a black woman today? Doubly disenfranchised by race and gender, often deprived of a place within the mostly white mainstream feminist movement, black women are objectified, silenced, and marginalized with devastating consequences, in ways both obvious and subtle, that are rarely acknowledged in our country’s larger discussion about inequality. Jerkins exposes the social, cultural, and historical story of black female oppression that influences the black community as well as the white, male-dominated world at large.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Harper Perennial , [2018]