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Melissa harrisperrys latest book, sister citizen, takes a look at the traditional stereotypes that have affected black women throughout history. Sister citizen is a book that calls a thing by its proper name and makes it real. Harrisperry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and experimental research, to understand more deeply black womens political and. She posits that misrecognition, stereotypes and shame circumscribe africanamerican womens lives and influence their political decisions. Born in seattle, washington on october 2, 1973, but raised in charlottesville and chester, virginia, melissa v. From a highly respected thinker on race, gender, and american politics, a new consideration of. Harrisperry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of sister citizen by melissa v. Beverly guysheftall, founding director, spelman college womens research and resource center sister citizen lends empirical heft to the adage the personal is political. According to the author, this society has historically exerted considerable pressure on black females to fit into one of a handful of stereotypes, primarily, the mammy, the matriarch or the jezebel. Melissa harrisperry, political science professor at tulane university, argues that negative stereotypes of africanamerican women effect their political engagement. Harrisperry shows that the shared struggle to preserve an authentic self and secure recognition as a citizen links together black women in america, from the anonymous. Shame, stereotypes, and black women in america, political scientist melissa v.

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