Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance Reviews

Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

Explores the restrictive myth of the Strong Black Woman through interviews, revealing the emotional and physical toll this “performance” can have

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  1. Rickey Hill said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2016 @ 11:25 am

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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman, October 19, 2009
    By 
    Rickey Hill (Itta Bena, MS) –
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    This review is from: Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance (Paperback)
    Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant has written an amazingly profound assessment of the long held view that Black women, given all they have endured historically and in everyday life, are strong women. Beauboeuf-Lafontant’s theoretical framework and well documented observations make clear that Black women have not, heretofore, developed the vocabulary to discourse about their pseudoethos of strength.

    Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman is a must read for all Black women and Black men. Equally so, it deserves to be read and studied by all women and men regardless of race and ethnicity.

    Well researched, well argued, and well written, Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman has set a new standard in Black women studies and gender studies.

    Rickey Hill
    Dean of Graduate Studies
    Mississippi Valley State University
    10/19/09

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  2. Opinionated said,

    Wrote on July 14, 2016 @ 11:42 am

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Poignant and socially relevant!, January 1, 2015
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    It was refreshing to read about case studies that evaluate the unique experience of black women in America.
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