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From Mammy to Miss America and Beyond : Cultural Images and the Shaping of US Social Policy - K. Sue Jewell

From Mammy to Miss America and Beyond

Cultural Images and the Shaping of US Social Policy

Paperback Published: 26th November 1992
ISBN: 9780415042536
Number Of Pages: 256

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How do the mass media contribute to the social and economic advantages of the privileged and the subjection of African American women? Does America really care about providing equal opportunities for African American women? Passionately written and supported with detailed evidence this book shows the deeply rooted abiding cancer of oppresion in American society. It reveals the formal and informal ways in which African American women have been exluded from equal participation before and after the time of slavery. It will shock many who complacently believe that America is already a land on equality and it will give new heart to the many others who experience racism and sexism as daily facts of life.

..."forceful and well-documented." -Gail Wood, "WLW Journal

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
The Status of African American Womenp. 1
The Social Significance of Cultural Imageryp. 15
Cultural Images as Symbols of African American Womanhoodp. 35
Imagery of African American Womanhoodp. 55
Cultural Imagery of African American Women and Empiricismp. 76
Gender-Oriented Social Policyp. 99
The Us Legal Systemp. 123
Determining Entitlementsp. 142
A Microcultural Responsep. 162
Redefining Images of African American Womanhood and Reshaping Social Policyp. 183
Notesp. 209
Bibliographyp. 222
Name Indexp. 231
Subject Indexp. 234
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ISBN: 9780415042536
ISBN-10: 0415042534
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th November 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.89  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1