Behind the mask of the strong black woman: voice and the embodiment of a costly performance

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Author: Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant
Publisher: Temple University Press
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 195
Language: english
Year: 2009
ISBN 10: 1592136672
ISBN 13: 9781592136674
Series: Unknown
Edition: Unknown
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The defining quality of Black womanhood is strength, states Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant in "Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman". But, she argues, the idea of strength undermines its real function: to defend and maintain a stratified social order by...