Critical Perspectives on Black Women and College Success

Critical Perspectives on Black Women and College Success

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In this comprehensive volume, research-based chapters examine the experiences that have shaped college life for Black undergraduate women, and invite readers to grapple with the current myths and definitions that are shaping the discourses surrounding them. Chapter authors ask valuable questions that are critical for advancing the participation and success of Black women in higher education settings and also provide actionable recommendations to enhance their educational success. Perspectives about Black undergraduate women from various facets of the higher education spectrum are included, sharing their experiences in academic and social settings, issues of identity, intersectionality, and the services and support systems that contribute to their success in college, and beyond. Presenting comprehensive, theoretically grounded, and thought-provoking scholarship, Critical Perspectives on Black Women and College Success is a definitive resource for scholarship and research on Black undergraduate more

Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 399.16g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 black & white illustrations, 6 black & white tables
  • 1138819476
  • 9781138819474

Review quote

"One cannot read these works without coming away with a renewed sense of appreciation, respect, and admiration of Black women's fights for education as a tool of liberation. By removing the veil that has long covered the stories, struggles and strengths of Black women, this well researched volume is a comprehensive account of the journeys of Black women and higher education in the United States. An invaluable treasure trove of information." --Tyrone Howard, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion and Professor of Education, UCLA "Critical Perspectives on Black Women and College Success is smartly attentive to historical and contemporary contours of Black women's possibilities and perils in college spaces where they are often misunderstood, mythologized, and maligned. This timely volume serves as an exemplar of the growing scholarly tradition that focuses on participation, success, and approaches that advance the unique and at times universal experiences of Black undergraduate women." --James Earl Davis, Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Higher Education and Educational Leadership, Temple Universityshow more

About Lori D. Patton

Lori D. Patton is Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA. Natasha N. Croom is Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Clemson University, more

Table of contents

CONTENTS Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Critical Perspectives on Undergraduate Black Women Lori D. Patton and Natasha N. Croom Section 1: Historical and Generational Perspectives on Black Undergraduate Women Chapter 2: Black Undergraduate Women's Experiences of Race, Gender, and Class at Fisk and Howard Universities and Tuskegee Institute; 1923-1960 Linda M. Perkins Chapter 3: (In)Visibility, Involvement, and Success: A Counter-Narrative of Black Women in Predominantly White Liberal Arts Colleges, 1945-1965 Dafina Lazarus Stewart Chapter 4: Black Women's Advice on the Role of Confidence in the Pursuit of a College Degree: Believe You Will Achieve Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, Courtney L. Luedke, and Carmen McCallum Section 2: Ruling Discourses and Identity Politics in the Lives of Black Undergraduate Women Chapter 5: An Examination of Black Women As Students In College Films: Where My Girls At? Saran Donahoo Chapter 6: From Discourse to Practice: Making Discourses About Black Undergraduate Womyn Visible in Higher Education Journals and Student Affairs Practice Kimberly D. Everett and Natasha N. Croom Chapter 7: Articulation of Identity in Black Undergraduate Women: Influences, Interactions, and Intersections Christa J. Porter Chapter 8: The Experiences of Black Immigrant Women Transitioning Into College: Moving In and Moving Through Kimberly A. Griffin, Chrystal A. George Mwangi, and Shawna M. Patterson Section 3: Black Undergraduate Women, Respectability and Resistance on Campus Chapter 9: Black Women Athletes and the Performance of Hyper-Femininity Tomika Ferguson and James W. Satterfield, Jr. Chapter 10: Hair, Racism, and Marginalization in the 'Equality State' Tracey Owens Patton Chapter 11: Explorations of Respectability and Resistance in Constructions of Black Womanhood at HBCUS Nadrea R. Njoku and Lori D. Patton Chapter 12: Choosing Elites: Experiences of Working Class Black Undergraduate Women at an Ivy League University Jennifer M. Johnson Section 4: Socialization, Well-Being and Support for Black Undergraduate Women Chapter 13: Investigating Historically Black College Women's Racial-ethnic Socialization Experiences and Mental Health: Shades of Flourishing Sha'Kema M. Blackmon and Laura D. Coyle Chapter 14: Influence of Sociostructural Stressors on Mental Health and Academic Performance: Black Women's College Experience Roxanne A. Donovan and Nichole A. Guillory Chapter 15: Supporting Students Who Struggle Successfully: Developing and Institutionalizing Support for Black Undergraduate Women Mahauganee D. Shaw About the Contributorsshow more