Saturday, April 05, 2008

I Think I Should Be Rewarded for that Cake...

... I have to have this book. Yes, as in NEED.
Black women, alleged by affirmative-action supporters and opponents to be "twofers," recount how they have confronted racism, sexism, and homophobia on college campuses. They explore how the personal and the political intersect in historical research and writing and in the academy. Organized by the years the contributors earned their Ph.D.'s, these essays follow the black women who entered the field of history during and after the civil rights and black power movements, endured the turbulent 1970s, and opened up the field of black women's history in the 1980s. By comparing the experiences of older and younger generations, this collection makes visible the benefits and drawbacks of the institutionalization of African American and African American women's history. Telling Histories captures the voices of these pioneers, intimately and publicly.
Thanks so much to Kismet from whom I found this.

1 comment:

Kismet said...

I am so excited about this book. And frustrated that my home campus library doesn't have it. I already contacted the librarian about such foolishness!

And yes, definitely reward for that cake....:)

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