Underserved Women of Color, Voice, and Resistance

Underserved Women of Color, Voice, and Resistance : Claiming a Seat at the Table

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Contemporary research on the lives and experiences of women of color tends to neglect the influence of women's perceived access to voice as they manage tensions related to race, class, and gender. Underserved Women of Color, Voice, and Resistance: Claiming a Seat at the Table contributes to current dialogues that construct Black Feminist Theory as active, critical engagement within dominant American institutions that oppress women of color in their daily lives. Women of color face unique social challenges that exist at the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. While some challenges are common to women of color, others reflect the distinct journey each woman makes as she negotiates her identity within her family, professional circle, social and romantic relationships, and community. The editors have constructed a rich collection of voices in this work exploring the politics of women of color across various social contexts.show more

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  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739185586
  • 9780739185582

About Sonja M. Brown Givens

Sonja Brown Givens is associate dean for the Niagara Frontier Region at SUNY Empire State College. Keisha Edwards Tassie is associate professor of communication at Morehouse College.show more

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This compelling collection lifts the voices of diverse feminist/womanist scholars who ardently articulate complexities of identity politics across a rich range of contemporary contexts. -- Brenda J. Allen, University of Colorado at Denver Iconic feminist Anna Julia Cooper's impassioned plea for women to muster the creativity and ingenuity needed to successfully cultivate a collective literary and rhetorical voice of resistance and reason has come deftly home to roost in this illuminating scholarly work, Underserved Women of Color, Voice, and Resistance: Claiming a Seat at the Table. This is a masterful deconstruction of the posturing, privileged power positions routinely portioned out to everyone except women of color. Bold, brash, brilliant! -- Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Armstrong Atlantic State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Table of Contents Foreword Olga I. Davis Acknowledgments Part I: Finding Voice in silencing environments Chapter 1: Finding our voices: Connecting across time, space, age, race, and profession Atika Chaudhary and Gary L. Lemons Chapter 2: My name is not Maria/Samira: On the interchangeability of Brownness in U.S. pedagogical contexts Fatima Z. Chrifi Alaoui, Raquel Moreira, Krishna Pattisapu, Salma Shukri and Bernadette M. Calafell Chapter 3: Current perspectives on the intersectionality of military women Christie Burton Chapter 4: Writing for ourselves: Voicing as therapy in and outside of the classroom Cantice Greene Chapter 5: "You speak Ebonics right?!": My struggle to come to Voice within the academy Tangela Serls and Yakini Kemp Part II: Using Voice to resist silencing Chapter 6: A resistance story: Negotiating the institutional and material through collectivity Manoucheka Celeste, Sara P. Diaz, Angela B. Ginorio and Ralina L. Joseph Chapter 7: Black Atlantic heretics of Empire 1919-1965: The Caribbean intersectionality of Amy Jacques Garvey, Elma Francois and Claudia Jones Reynaldo Anderson Chapter 8: Teaching autocritiography by women of color feminists: Writing to save our own lives Gary L. Lemons Chapter 9: I came with resistance in mind: Teaching and learning as a Black woman at a predominately White institution / Aiming at Solidarity: Teaching and learning as a White woman at a predominately White Institution Rondrea Mathis and Diane Price-Herndlshow more

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