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Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women (Paperback)
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Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women (Paperback)

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Paperback 228 Pages / Published: 27/07/2006
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Embracing Sisterhood describes the contemporary state of the black woman collective and explores the legacy of black sisterhood in these times. Through an examination of how these ideas are articulated and experienced in the population, McDonald determines the relative degree of black sisterhood and "black step-sisterhood" that exists among African-American women today.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742545755
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 229 x 183 x 18 mm


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Embracing Sisterhood utilizes an exhaustive investigation of secondary material in combination with interviews with a diverse group of African American women to explore the impact of a social class schism where images of class discord can mask shared concerns. McDonald's powerful study is important reading for people interested in how social class can shape attachments and detachments within racial ethnic communities. -- Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware, author of Too Much to Ask: Black Women in the Era of Integration
This book is successful in that it is as 'real' and accessible as it is rigorous. -- Audrey Elisa Kerr * Women's Review of Books, March/April 2009, Vol 26, No 2 *
Embracing Sisterhood is a thought-provoking examination of Black women?s intersecting challenges, tensions, and issues of class in the 21st century. With eloquently simple yet subtlety provocative sophistication, McDonald captures the continuing trials and tribulations for these women in a changing post Civil Rights Era where race is not their only struggle, but part of the nexus of questions and answers associated with gender/ethnic identity consciousness and class.... -- Marlese Durr, Wright State University, author of Race, Work, and Family in the Lives of African Americans
Embracing Sisterhood is a thought-provoking examination of Black women's intersecting challenges, tensions, and issues of class in the 21st century. With eloquently simple yet subtlety provocative sophistication, McDonald captures the continuing trials and tribulations for these women in a changing post Civil Rights Era where race is not their only struggle, but part of the nexus of questions and answers associated with gender/ethnic identity consciousness and class. -- Marlese Durr, Wright State University, author of Race, Work, and Family in the Lives of African Americans

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