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An Autoethnography of African American Motherhood - Things I Tell My Daughter (Paperback) Loot Price: R998
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An Autoethnography of African American Motherhood - Things I Tell My Daughter (Paperback): Renata Harden Ferdinand

An Autoethnography of African American Motherhood - Things I Tell My Daughter (Paperback)

Renata Harden Ferdinand

Series: Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

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This is the first full-length explicitly identified autoethnographic text on African American motherhood. It shows the lived experiences of Black motherhood, when mothering is shaped by race, gender, and class, and mothers must navigate not only their own, but also their children's positions in society. Ferdinand takes an intimate look at her mothering strategies spanning ten years (from 2007 to 2017), preparing her daughter to traverse a racist and sexist society. It is a multi-generational text that blends the author's experience with that of her own mother, grandmother, and her daughter, to engage in a larger discussion of African American/Black mother/womanhood. It is grounded within Black Feminist Theory, which centers the experiences of Black women within the domains of intersecting oppressions. It is from a very personal position that Ferdinand provides a glimpse into the minutiae of mothering that reveal the everyday intricacies of Black women as mothers. It highlights specific strategies Black mothers use to combat discrimination and oppression, from teaching their children about the n-word to choosing positive representations of Black identity in movies, books, dolls, daycares, elementary schools, and even extra-curricular activities. It shows the impact that stereotypical manifestations of Black femininity have on Black women's experience of motherhood, and how this affects Black women and girls' understanding of themselves, especially their skin color, body shape, and hair texture. As an interdisciplinary text, this book will be reading for academics and students in a broad range of fields, including Education, African American Studies, Communication Studies, Women Studies, Psychology and Health Studies. It is also a handbook of lived experience for Black mothers, grandmothers, and daughters, and for all mothers, grandmothers, and daughters irrespective of color.

General

Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives
Release date: November 2021
First published: 2022
Authors: Renata Harden Ferdinand
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN-13: 978-0-367-42231-8
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Research methods
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
LSN: 0-367-42231-X
Barcode: 9780367422318

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