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Author Beauboeuf-Lafontant, Tamara.

Title Behind the mask of the strong black woman : voice and the embodiment of a costly performance / Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant.

Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    155.6 BEA    Available
Description viii, 183 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A half-told tale of black womanhood -- More than "the historical, the monolithic me": deconstructing strong black womanhood -- Living the lies: embodying "good" womanhood -- Keeping up appearances: the performance of strength -- Lies make us sick: embodied distress among strong black women -- Coming to voice: transcending strength -- Epilogue: mules no more, just "levelly human" : a societal challenge.
Subject Women, Black -- Psychology.
Women, Black -- Social conditions.
Determination (Personality trait)
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