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Title African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill Clarence Thomas
Author Geneva Smitherman
Publisher Wayne State University Press
Release Date 1995
Category Social Science
Total Pages 276
ISBN 0814325300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An essential voice has been added to the ongoing national debate and public discourse on race, class, and gender. African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas is the first commentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas confrontation written exclusively by African American women. Margaret Walker Alexander, Angela Y. Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, Harriette McAdoo, Julianne Malveaux, and other scholars and writers offer reflections and in-depth analyses on one of the most wrenching public dramas in recent history. Diverse and interdisciplinary in scope, the contributions clarify the significance of the event and examine the broader ramifications for the African American community and the nation.

Healing Identities by Cynthia Burack

Title Healing Identities
Author Cynthia Burack
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 2018-08-06
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781501726699
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Group identifications famously pose the problem of destructive rhetoric and action against others. Cynthia Burack brings together the theory work of women of color and the tools of psychoanalysis to examine the effects of group collaborations for social justice and progressive politics. This juxtaposition illuminates some assumptions about race and equality encoded in psychoanalysis. Burack's discursive analysis suggests the positive, identity-affirming aspects of group relational life for African American women. One analytic response to groups emphasizes the dangers of these identifications and exhorts people to abandon or transcend them for their own good and for the good of others who may be harmed by group-based forms of cultural or material violence. Another response understands that people feel a need for group identifications and asks how they may be made more resistant to malignant group-based discourse and action. What can black feminist thought teach scholars and democratic citizens about groups? Burack shows how the rhetoric of black feminism models reparative, rather than destructive, forms of group dialogue and action. Although it may be impossible to eliminate group identifications that provide much of the impetus for bias and violence, she argues, we can encourage more progressive forms of leadership, solidarity, and coalition politics.

Title I Still Believe Anita Hill
Author Amy Richards
Publisher The Feminist Press at CUNY
Release Date 2012-12-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781558618107
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A searing collection of essays looks back at the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings that ignited a national debate about workplace sexual harassment. In the fall of 1991, Anita Hill captured the country’s attention when she testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee describing sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas, who had been her boss and was about to ascend to the Supreme Court. We know what happened next: she was challenged, disbelieved, and humiliated; he was given a lifelong judicial appointment. What is less well-known is how many women and men were inspired by Anita Hill’s bravery, how her testimony changed the feminist movement, and how she singlehandedly brought public awareness to the issue of sexual harassment. Twenty years later, this collection brings together three generations to witness, respond to, and analyze Hill’s impact, and to present insights in law, politics, and the confluence of race, class, and gender. With original contributions by Anita Hill, Melissa Harris-Perry, Catharine MacKinnon, Patricia J. Williams, Eve Ensler, Ai Jen Poo, Kimberly Crenshaw, Lynn Nottage, Gloria Steinem, Lani Guinier, Lisa Kron, Mary Oliver, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Powell, and many others. “These timely essays show us how those historic hearings brought sexual harassment (especially in the workplace) into the public eye, while also revealing what still hasn’t changed, and reminding us of the intersection of race, class, gender, and power that underlies this contentious issue.” —Publishers Weekly

Title Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom
Author Andrew E. Taslitz
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 1999-06-01
Category Law
Total Pages 210
ISBN 0814782299
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rape law reform has been a stunning failure. Defense lawyers persist in emphasizing victims' characters over defendants' behavior. Reform's goals of increasing rape report and conviction rates have generally not been achieved. In Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom, Andrew Taslitz locates the cause of rape reform failure in the language lawyers use, and the cultural stories upon which they draw to dominate rape victims in the courtroom. Cultural stories about rape, Taslitz argues, such as the provocatively dressed woman "asking for it," are at the root of many unconscious prejudices that determine jury views. He connects these stories with real-life examples, such as the Mike Tyson and Glen Ridge rape trials, to show how rape stereotypes are used by defense lawyers to gain acquittals for their clients. Building on Deborah Tannen's pathbreaking research on the differences between male and female speech, Taslitz also demonstrates how word choice, tone, and other lawyers' linguistic tactics work to undermine the confidence and the credibility of the victim, weakening her voice during the trial. Taslitz provides politically realistic reform proposals, consistent with feminist theories of justice, which promise to improve both the adversary system in general and the way that the system handles rape cases.

Still Lifting Still Climbing by Kimberly Springer

Title Still Lifting Still Climbing
Author Kimberly Springer
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 1999-08-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 353
ISBN 0814781241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Still Lifting, Still Climbing is the first volume of its kind to document African American women's activism in the wake of the civil rights movement. Covering grassroots and national movements alike, contributors explore black women's mobilization around such areas as the black nationalist movements, the Million Man March, black feminism, anti-rape movements, mass incarceration, the U.S. Congress, welfare rights, health care, and labor organizing. Detailing the impact of post-1960s African American women's activism, they provide a much-needed update to the historical narrative. Ideal for course use, the volume includes original essays as well as primary source documents such as first-hand accounts of activism and statements of purpose. Each contributor carefully situates their topic within its historical framework, providing an accessible context for those unfamiliar with black women's history, and demonstrating that African American women's political agency does not emerge from a vacuum, but is part of a complex system of institutions, economics, and personal beliefs. This ambitious volume will be an invaluable resource on the state of contemporary African American women's activism.

Title Sociocultural and Historical Contexts of African American English
Author Sonja L. Lanehart
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date 2001
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 371
ISBN 158811046X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume, based on presentations at a 1998 state of the art conference at the University of Georgia, critically examines African American English (AAE) socially, culturally, historically, and educationally. It explores the relationship between AAE and other varieties of English (namely Southern White Vernaculars, Gullah, and Caribbean English creoles), language use in the African American community (e.g., Hip Hop, women's language, and directness), and application of our knowledge about AAE to issues in education (e.g., improving overall academic success). To its credit (since most books avoid the issue), the volume also seeks to define the term 'AAE' and challenge researchers to address the complexity of defining a language and its speakers. The volume collectively tries to help readers better understand language use in the African American community and how that understanding benefits all who value language variation and the knowledge such study brings to our society.

Title Law Gender and Injustice
Author Joan Hoff
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 1994-04-01
Category Law
Total Pages 580
ISBN 9780814744864
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this widely acclaimed landmark study, Joan Hoff illustrates how women remain second- class citizens under the current legal system and questions whether the continued pursuit of equality based on a one-size-fits-all vision of traditional individual rights is really what will most improve conditions for women in America as they prepare for the twenty-first century. Concluding that equality based on liberal male ideology is no longer an adequate framework for improving women's legal status, Hoff's highly original and incisive volume calls for a demystification of legal doctrine and a reinterpretation of legal texts (including the Constitution) to create a feminist jurisprudence.

American Lynching by Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

Title American Lynching
Author Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2012-10-30
Category History
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9780300184747
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A history of lynching in America over the course of three centuries, from colonial Virginia to twentieth-century Texas. After observing the varying reactions to the 1998 death of James Byrd Jr. in Texas, called a lynching by some, denied by others, Ashraf Rushdy determined that to comprehend this event he needed to understand the long history of lynching in the United States. In this meticulously researched and accessibly written interpretive history, Rushdy shows how lynching in America has endured, evolved, and changed in meaning over the course of three centuries, from its origins in early Virginia to the present day. “A work of uncommon breadth, written with equally uncommon concision. Excellent.” —N. D. B. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University “Provocative but careful, opinionated but persuasive . . . Beyond synthesizing current scholarship, he offers a cogent discussion of the evolving definition of lynching, the place of lynchers in civil society, and the slow-in-coming end of lynching. This book should be the point of entry for anyone interested in the tragic and sordid history of American lynching.” —W. Fitzhugh Brundage, author of Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930 “A sophisticated and thought-provoking examination of the historical relationship between the American culture of lynching and the nation’s political traditions. This engaging and wide-ranging meditation on the connection between democracy, lynching, freedom, and slavery will be of interest to those in and outside of the academy.” —William Carrigan, Rowan University “In this sobering account, Rushdy makes clear that the cultural values that authorize racial violence are woven into the very essence of what it means to be American. This book helps us make sense of our past as well as our present.” —Jonathan Holloway, Yale University

African American Culture by Sandra Adell

Title African American Culture
Author Sandra Adell
Publisher Gale Research International, Limited
Release Date 1996
Category Reference
Total Pages 531
ISBN STANFORD:36105021946848
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

One of a series of reference volumes, each examining a cultural period of a particular nation. Culture is used in a broad sense to encompass all the ways in which a people define themselves, including a wide scope of human communication and expression, from advertising to fine art. Famous individuals are also covered, such as John Cgae, Jackson Pollock, Richard Burton, Mussolini, Lenin and Aretha Franklin. In addition, the text defines the entries and describes and analyzes the influence and significance of each one. For example, an entry on abstract expressionism will not only define the movement, but will also describe what it means to us and what it says about us. Entries range from 50 to 1000 words, with between 500 and 1000 entries appearing in each individual volume.

Title Speaking Truth to Power
Author Anita Hill
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2011-03-16
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0307779661
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Twent-six years before the #metoo movement, Anita Hill sparked a national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace when she testified against Clarence Thomas. After her astonishing testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill ceased to be a private citizen and became a public figure at the white-hot center of an intense national debate on how men and women relate to each other in the workplace. That debate led to ground-breaking court decisions and major shifts in corporate policies that have had a profound effect on our lives--and on Anita Hill's life. Now, with remarkable insight and total candor, Anita Hill reflects on events before, during, and after the hearings, offering for the first time a complete account that sheds startling new light on this watershed event. Only after reading her moving recollection of her childhood on her family's Oklahoma farm can we fully appreciate the values that enabled her to withstand the harsh scrutiny she endured during the hearings and for years afterward. Only after reading her detailed narrative of the Senate Judiciary proceedings do we reach a new understanding of how Washington--and the media--rush to judgment. And only after discovering the personal toll of this wrenching ordeal, and how Hill copes, do we gain new respect for this extraordinary woman. Here is a vitally important work that allows us to understand why Anita Hill did what she did, and thereby brings resolution to one of the most controversial episodes in our nation's history.

Not My Mother S Sister by Astrid Henry

Title Not My Mother s Sister
Author Astrid Henry
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Social Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN UVA:X004806922
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rebellious generations and the emergence of new feminisms.

Title Encyclopedia of African American History
Author Leslie Alexander
Publisher Abc-clio
Release Date 2010-02-09
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 1136
ISBN WISC:89100758549
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad

Black Women In America by Kim Marie Vaz

Title Black Women in America
Author Kim Marie Vaz
Publisher SAGE Publications
Release Date 1994-11-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781452255064
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This stimulating volume challenges the tendency to represent African-American women's experiences as a monolithic whole. The interdisciplinary approach organized around the theme of activism enables an unusual and inventive selection of topics to be presented. The history, culture, sociology and psychology of black women are richly represented.

Title The Legal Studies Forum
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category Law
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:B5145446
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History
Author Caryn E. Neumann
Publisher Greenwood
Release Date 2009
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN PSU:000067132539
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An overview of African American history designed for writers of term papers offers brief summaries of one hundred events, with suggested research questions and lists of sources for each topic.

Title Black Women in America
Author Anonim
Publisher Macmillan Reference USA
Release Date 1999
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN PSU:000043809783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Offers brief profiles of more than one hundred African American women, from Maya Angelou and Angela Bassett to Sojourner Truth and Oprah Winfrey

Weighed Upon A Scale by Angela Michelle Winand

Title Weighed Upon a Scale
Author Angela Michelle Winand
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category African American women
Total Pages 410
ISBN UOM:39015056500377
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sex Talk by Lisa Bernadette Thompson

Title Sex Talk
Author Lisa Bernadette Thompson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category
Total Pages 444
ISBN STANFORD:36105025874178
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unequal Sisters by Vicki Ruíz

Title Unequal Sisters
Author Vicki Ruíz
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category History
Total Pages 638
ISBN 0415958415
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Unequal Sisters has become a beloved and classic reader in American Women's History. It provides an unparalleled resource for understanding women's history in the United States today. When it was first published in 1990, it revolutionized the field with its broad multicultural approach, and continued, through its next two editions, to emphasize feminist perspectives on race, ethnicity, region, and sexuality. This classic work is in its fourth edition, and has incorporated the feedback of end-users in the field, to make it the most user-friendly version to date.

Library Journal by American Library Association

Title Library Journal
Author American Library Association
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1995
Category Libraries
Total Pages 86
ISBN 03630277
Language English, Spanish, and French
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