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Sister Circle: Black Women and Work [Paperback]

By Sharon Harley (Editor), Black Women and Work Collective (Editor) & Nellie Y. McKay (Foreword by)
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Although black women's labor was essential to the development of the United States, studies of these workers have lagged far behind those of working black men and white women. Adding insult to injury, a stream of images in film, television, magazines, and music continues to portray the work of black women in a negative light.

Sister Circle offers an innovative approach to representing work in the lives of black women. Contributors from many fields explore an array of lives and activities, allowing us to see for the first time the importance of black women's labor in the aftermath of slavery. A brand new light is shed on black women's roles in the tourism industry, as nineteenth-century social activists, as labor leaders, as working single mothers, as visual artists, as authors and media figures, as church workers, and in many other fields. A unique feature of the book is that each contributor provides an autobiographical statement, connecting her own life history to the subject she surveys.

The first group of essays, "Work It Sista " identifies the sites of black women's paid and unpaid work. In "Foremothers: The Shoulders on Which We Stand, " contributors look to the past for the different kinds of work that black women have performed over the last two centuries. Essays in "Women's Work through the Artist's Eyes" highlight black women's work in literature, drama, and the visual arts. The collection concludes with "Detours on the Road to Work: Blessings in Disguise, " writings surveying connections between black women's personal and professional lives.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Sister Circle: Black Women and Work by Sharon Harley, Black Women and Work Collective & Nellie Y. McKay has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Black Issues Book Review - 07/01/2002 page 53
  • Booklist - 07/01/2002 page 1804
  • Women's Review of Books - 09/01/2002 page 13
  • Choice - 02/01/2003 page 1064


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Rutgers University Press
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.16" Width: 6" Height: 0.76"
Weight:   1.12 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 3, 2002
Publisher   Rutgers University Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  081353061X  
ISBN13  9780813530611  


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