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Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships

Book Title

Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships

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Publication Date

2005

Editors

Barbara Risman, J. Howard, J. Sprague and Virginia Rutter

Series Title

The Gender Lens Series

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield

Place of Publication

Lanham, MD

Keywords

African American families

Subject

African American families, Sex roles

Department

Sociology

Disciplines

Sociology

Description

In Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships, Shirley A. Hill applies a gender lens to the multiple systems of oppression that have shaped the lives of African American women and men. She challenges the image of a monolithic black population, a legacy of the civil rights movement that she argues is impossible to sustain in the postmodern era. Through a critique of intersectionality theory, Hill examines the ways in which gender has affected experiences of intimacy, family relationships, child rearing and motherhood for contemporary African Americans. Drawing on ethnographic material, interviews, and scholarly research, Hill's work rethinks the cultural and historical definitions of black identity, and reconceptualizes the various forms of oppression faced by black women. This book will be useful to students and instructors of African American Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Marriage and Family, and Social Work

ISBN

FBC042

Document Type

Article

Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships

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