Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman

Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman

eBook - 2015
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Originally published in 1978, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman caused a storm of controversy. Michele Wallace blasted the masculine biases of the black politics that emerged from the sixties. She described how women remained marginalized by the patriarchal culture of Black Power, demonstrating the ways in which a genuine female subjectivity was blocked by the traditional myths of black womanhood. With a foreword that examines the debate the book has sparked between intellectuals and political leaders, as well as what has--and, crucially, has not--changed over the last four decades, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman continues to be deeply relevant to current feminist debates and black theory today.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781781688236
Branch Call Number: EBOOK TEXT
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: OverDrive


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Apr 23, 2018

This book is a classic, and I'll likely be looking to acquire the revised edition for my bookshelf. I particularly appreciated the history Wallace provides - all these names that were floating around during the 60s and 70s now have a context in my mind, and I'm looking forward to educate myself further on what was really going on.
Thank you, Michele Wallace, for giving me a fuller foundation to begin to learn more about the revolutionary currents that were so active back in those decades.


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