Double Burden by Yanick St. Jean
Black Women and Everyday Racism

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Drawing on more than 200 interviews, this book by Yanick St. Jean and veteran researcher Joe R. Feagin examines the complex family, social, and workplace lives of African American women in several regions of the United States. Revealed here are not only stories of encounters with obstacles, racist attitudes, and prejudicial actions and opinions, but also methods that many have adopted for overcoming barriers, through the development of an array of survival and countering strategies, which the authors refer to collectively as an oppositional culture, rooted in the family structure and sustained and transmitted via collective memory through the centuries. Some will find the book depressing, others will find it uplifting, but all will welcome the candor and passion with which these women (and some men) describe their lives.

About Yanick St. Jean

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published January 1, 1998 by M.E. Sharpe. 252 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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This book, based on interviews and focus groups with 200 black women, aims to examine ""how African American women are physically, morally, and spiritually stigmatized by a dominant culture."" The authors describe how the common stereotypes of the domineering ""Sapphire"" and the insatiable ""Jez...

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