Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

Ar'n't I a woman? : female slaves…
A carregar...

Ar'n't I a woman? : female slaves in the plantation South (edição 1999)

por Deborah G. White

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
483239,208 (3.81)7
Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society. This new edition of Ar'n't I a Woman? reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives. Above all, this groundbreaking study shows us how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South -- their heroic struggle to gain their rights, hold their families together, resist economic and sexual oppression, and maintain their sense of womanhood against all odds.… (mais)
Membro:raany
Título:Ar'n't I a woman? : female slaves in the plantation South
Autores:Deborah G. White
Informação:New York : W.W. Norton, c1999.
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Pormenores da obra

Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South por Deborah Gray White

A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Ver também 7 menções

Mostrando 2 de 2
A very good book. It offers a good perspective on the hardships Black women faced during the 18th-20th centuries. I loved chapters 1 and 6; 3, 4, and 5 were repetitive and could have been shortened. ( )
  agdelarosa | Jun 8, 2018 |
Major contention of this work is that black slave women in the American south "were not submissive, subordinate, or prudish and that they were not expected to be so." She attacks the black power generation of the 1960s and 70s which put black slave woman in her place to retrieve the black man from "Samboism". She attempts to demonstrate that black slave families were characterized by an admirable equality of the sexes. She is insistent that "slave women has a high degree of sex consciousness and that it was encouraged by the plantation regime (p. 22).

She begins by sketching the two polar elements of the myth of the black woman in America. One is the Jezebel, "a person governed almost entirely by her libido" (p. 29), and the other was the Mammy, who was "surrogate mistress and mother" (p. 49). She spends considerable effort showing how the two myths arose and how they did injustice to real slave women, The Jezebel image degraded the slave woman without basis in true excessive sexuality. The Mammy exalted her excessively, when in reality she was still -- like the white woman -- ultimately subordinate to the white male (p. 61).

She then goes on to show how "black males and females did not experience slavery in the same way" (p. 62). Both used intransigent behavior as a means of resistance, but women could use their status as "breeders" (mine) for the plantation owner by "playing the lady (p. 79). She describes the life cycles of the female slave as follows: lack of gender differentiation in childhood (p. 92); gender model differentiation by participation in the "trash gang" (p. 94); marriage and motherhood; middle age and the hardest physical work (p. 114); and finally old age and increased respect amongst the black community because of knowledge and experience (p. 115). Much of the traditions of marriage and motherhood for female slaves can be traced back to Africa, according to White (p. 106).

White points to the development of a mutually supportive female slave network which fostered a strong sense of gendered identity and helped strengthen slave women in their resistance to the system. For instance, female slaves cared for each other when sick (p. 125) and helped out with child care activities (p. 128). Slave women could expect little protection from their husbands, who were themselves abused if they interceded on their wives' behalf (p. 153). Nor did marriage confer any leverage of men over women in the way it did for whites. The sum total of the factors leading to the tenuousness of slave marriage was increased female autonomy.
  mdobe | Jul 24, 2011 |
Mostrando 2 de 2
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Locais importantes
Acontecimentos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Prémios e menções honrosas
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
For my mother, Eddie Florence Gray
Primeiras palavras
Citações
Últimas palavras
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
DDC/MDS canónico
Canonical LCC

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (4)

Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society. This new edition of Ar'n't I a Woman? reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives. Above all, this groundbreaking study shows us how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South -- their heroic struggle to gain their rights, hold their families together, resist economic and sexual oppression, and maintain their sense of womanhood against all odds.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Capas populares

Ligações Rápidas

Avaliação

Média: (3.81)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 3
2.5
3 8
3.5 1
4 13
4.5 1
5 10

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 162,373,138 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível