The Resource Imagining Black womanhood : the negotiation of power and identity within the Girls Empowerment Project, Stephanie D. Sears, (electronic book)

Imagining Black womanhood : the negotiation of power and identity within the Girls Empowerment Project, Stephanie D. Sears, (electronic book)

Label
Imagining Black womanhood : the negotiation of power and identity within the Girls Empowerment Project
Title
Imagining Black womanhood
Title remainder
the negotiation of power and identity within the Girls Empowerment Project
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie D. Sears
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Imagining Black Womanhood illuminates the experiences of the women and girls of the Girls Empowerment Project, an Africentric, womanist, sigle-sex, after-school program located in one of the Bay Area's largest and most impoverished housing developments. Stephanie D. Sears carefully examines the stakes of the complex negotiations of Black womanhood for both the girls served by the project and for the women who staffed it. Rather than a multigenerational alliance committed to women's and girls' empowerment, the women and girls often appeared to struggle against each other, with the girls' "politics of respect" often in conflict with the staff's "politics of respectability," a conflict especially highlighted in the public contexts of dance performances. This groundbreaking case study offers significant insights into practices of resistance, identity work, youth empowerment, cultural politics, and organizational power
  • "This book makes an important contribution by focusing on girls of color and an organization devoted to girls of color, exposing the complexities and contradictions that mark the way power, race, and gender become operationalized in practice. Well written and with rich quotes, it's a wonderful read."--Mary P. Sheridan, author of Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies: Activism in the GirlZone --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Sears, Stephanie D.
Dewey number
305.23089/96073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1197
LC item number
.S43 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Womanism
  • African American girls
  • Women, Black
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
Label
Imagining Black womanhood : the negotiation of power and identity within the Girls Empowerment Project, Stephanie D. Sears, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10574019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 189 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Imagining Black womanhood : the negotiation of power and identity within the Girls Empowerment Project, Stephanie D. Sears, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10574019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 189 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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