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A Woman’s Trip: Domestic Violence and Black Feminist Healing in Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls

Soyica Diggs Colbert

in Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042775
eISBN:
9780252051630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042775.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This essay examines how the production, consumption, and adaptation of Shange’s play impacts black feminist collectivity as a response to communal violence. In For Colored Girls, an adaptation, ... More


“It’s Like Floating” or Battling the World: Mass Magazine Cover Girls

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/9780814770214.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at Time, Newsweek, and People magazine covers as one way to track the current ubiquity of girls in celebrity culture, and identifies the dominance of both whiteness and the ... More


Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture

Sarah Projansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770214
eISBN:
9780814764794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770214.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

As an omnipresent figure of the media landscape, girls are spectacles. They are ubiquitous visual objects on display at which we are incessantly invited to look. Investigating our cultural obsession ... More


Introduction: A Telling History

Deborah Gray White

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book is an examination of late-twentieth-century African American women in the historical profession that begins with Fannie Barrier Williams's 1905 commentary on “the colored girl.” Williams's ... More


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