Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America by Charisse Jones

Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America

byCharisse Jones

Paperback | July 27, 2004

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Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They shift "White" as they head to work in the morning and "Black" as they come back home each night. They shift inward, internalizing the searing pain of the negative stereotypes that they encounter daily. And sometimes they shift by fighting back.

With deeply moving interviews, poignantly revealed on each page, Shifting is a much-needed, clear, and comprehensive portrait of the reality of African American women's lives today.

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Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their ...

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Title:Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:July 27, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060090553

ISBN - 13:9780060090555

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