Shifting : the double lives of Black women in America / Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden.
By: Jones, Charisse.
Contributor(s): Shorter-Gooden, Kumea.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2003Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 340 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0060090545; 9780060090548.Subject(s): African American women -- Psychology | Adjustment (Psychology) -- United States | Racism -- United States -- Psychological aspects | African American women -- Social conditions | African American women -- InterviewsDDC classification: 306.7/089/96073 Other classification: CR 9500 Online resources: Publisher description
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"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.