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Girls’ Verbal Play

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

in Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents African American girls talking about, as Daryl Dance in Honey Hush said: “men, sex, clothes, hair, cooking, children, and then back to men and sex.” These subjects are ... More


Sakia Gunn Is a Girl: Queer African American Girlhood in Local and Alternative Media

Sarah Projansky

in Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770214
eISBN:
9780814764794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770214.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the local and alternative coverage of Sakia Gunn, an African American lesbian who was murdered in Newark, New Jersey, in a 2003 bias crime. Although Gunn is not a high-profile ... More


Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Nazera Sadiq Wright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Drawing on heavy archival research on a ... More


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