Jones, Charisse.

Shifting : the double lives of Black women in America / Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden. - 1st ed. - New York : HarperCollins, ©2003. - x, 340 pages ; 24 cm

"Based on the African American women's voices project"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-326) and index.

The roots of shifting -- The pain of gender silence : "I am Black but ain't I a woman?" -- The many shifts of Black women -- Seeking a voice : the language and message of Black women -- The Sisterella complex : Black women and depression -- Doing double duty : Black women in the world of work -- "Mirror, mirror on the wall" : Black women and beauty -- Forging a delicate balance : romance and relationships between Black women and men -- The ABCs of shifting : mothering Black children -- "Can I get a witness?" : Black women and the church -- Afterword -- Appendix: The African American Women's Voices Project.

Discusses the experiences of African-American women today, including compromising their true natures in order to be socially acceptable and offering insight into how they survive in the workplace, in families, and in their faiths.

0060090545 9780060090548


African American women--Psychology
Adjustment (Psychology)--United States.
Racism--Psychological aspects--United States
African American women--Social conditions
African American women--Interviews

E185.625 / .J657 2003


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