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The Resource How long? How long? : African-American women in the struggle for Civil rights, Belinda Robnett

How long? How long? : African-American women in the struggle for Civil rights, Belinda Robnett

Label
How long? How long? : African-American women in the struggle for Civil rights
Title
How long? How long?
Title remainder
African-American women in the struggle for Civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Belinda Robnett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A compelling and readable narrative history, How Long? How Long? presents both a rethinking of social movement theory and a controversial thesis: that chroniclers have egregiously neglected the most important leaders of the Civil Rights movement, African-American women, in favor of higher-profile African-American men and white women. Author Belinda Robnett argues that the diversity of experiences of the African-American women organizers has been underemphasized in favor of monolithic treatments of their femaleness and blackness. Drawing heavily on interviews with actual participants in the American Civil Rights movement, this work retells the movement as seen through the eyes and spoken through the voices of African-American women participants. It is the first book to provide an analysis of race, class, gender, and culture as substructures that shaped the organization and outcome of the movement. Robnett examines the differences among women participants in the movement and offers the first cohesive analysis of the gendered relations and interactions among its black activists, thus demonstrating that femaleness and blackness cannot be viewed as sufficient signifiers for movement experience and individual identity. Finally, this book makes a significant contribution to social movement theory by providing a crucial understanding of the continuity and complexity of social movements, clarifying the need for different layers of leadership that come to satisfy different movement needs."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robnett, Belinda
Dewey number
305.48/896073/009045
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.R685 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Sex role
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
How long? How long? : African-American women in the struggle for Civil rights, Belinda Robnett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36364108
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780195114904
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97002263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
How long? How long? : African-American women in the struggle for Civil rights, Belinda Robnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36364108
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780195114904
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97002263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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