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The Black Girlhood Studies Collection

Aria S. Halliday (editor)

ISBN: 9780889616127

Publication Date: Jan 2020

Format: Paperback

Explores, develops and evaluates theories of Black girls and Black girlhoods. This volume brings together scholars from North America to discuss what Black girlhood means historically and in the 21st century, and how concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and nationality inform or affect identities of Black girls.
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This groundbreaking text is one of the first collections to exclusively explore, develop, and evaluate theories of Black girls and Black girlhoods. This contributed volume brings together emerging and established scholars from North America to discuss what Black girlhood means historically and in the 21st century, and how concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and nationality inform or affect identities of Black girls beyond school or urban settings. Divided into two sections, special topics covered include Black feminism, intersectionality, pleasure and erotic agency, media and fan activism, construction of self, leadership, social change, toxic masculinity, and self-care. The Black Girlhood Studies Collection is a vital resource that will evoke meaningful discussion and change for students in African studies, Black studies, child and youth studies, gender and women studies, media studies, and sociology courses globally.

FEATURES:
  • engages in contributions from emerging and established scholars from a breadth of diverse disciplines and backgrounds
  • includes pedagogical features such as a chapter introductions and conclusions, keywords, discussion questions, and glossaries

Reviews

"This groundbreaking collection brings together some of the most brilliant emerging and leading scholars in Black Girlhood Studies. Offering both intellectually rigorous and deeply affective insights, this collection shows us why we need Black Girlhood Studies and how to do it well. This is the collection Black girls deserve." -Dr. Treva Lindsey, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University
Pages 300
Date Published 30 Jan 2020
Publisher Canadian Scholars
Subject/s Cultural studies   Media studies   Sociology   Gender studies: women   Communication studies   Black & Asian studies   Age groups  
  • Foreword: Making Fire with Light
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Theorizing Black Girlhood
  • Chapter 2: Contesting Black Girlhoods beyond Northern Borders: Exploring a Black African Girl Approach
  • Chapter 3: The Politics of Black Girlhood and a Ratchet Imaginary
  • Chapter 4: Ah Suh Yuh Bad?: How Bad Gyals Are Revolutionizing How Black Girls Resist and Transcend Toxicity during Girlhood
  • Chapter 5: Role Models Matter: Black Girls and Political Leadership Possibilities
  • Chapter 6: Pushing the Limits in Black Girl Centered Research: Exploring the Methodological Possibilities of Melt Magazine
  • Chapter 7: Self-Care and Community: Black Girls Saving Themselves
  • Chapter 8: "Take the Kinks out Your Mind, Not Your Hair": The Politics of Black Canadian Girl's Hair and Self-Love
  • Chapter 9: "We Need a Seat at the Table": Black Girls Using New Media to Construct Black Identity
  • Chapter 10: "Canon: Brown Eyes, Frizzy Hair and Very Clever": Fan Art, Fan Activism and Black Hermione Granger
  • Afterword: A Meditation on (Re)imagining a World with Black Girls
  • Contributor Biographies
  • Index
Aria S. Halliday is Assistant Professor of Africana Feminisms in Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire. Her research spans the fields of American studies; African American studies; women's, gender, and sexuality studies; and cultural studies.

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