- Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
- Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
- Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 28-03-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
In this groundbreaking book, Melissa V. Harris-Perry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and experimental research, to understand more deeply black women's political and emotional responses to pervasive negative race and gender images. Not a traditional political science work concerned with office-seeking, voting, or ideology, Sister Citizen is an examination of how African American women understand themselves as citizens and what they expect from political organizing. Harris-Perry shows that the shared struggle to preserve an authentic self and secure recognition as citizens links together black women in America, from the anonymous survivors of Hurricane Katrina to the current First Lady of the United States.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Msafiri on 27-06-13
What did you love best about Sister Citizen?
The book was such an eye opener. It is well written and provides great insight into the mis-recognition and shaming of Black women. It is a deeply emotional and insightful perspective on Black women.
What other book might you compare Sister Citizen to and why?
I haven't read any similar books
What aspect of Lisa Reneé Pitts’s performance would you have changed?
The narrator had a hard time translating the transitions in the book, as well as the excerpts from other texts that are in the hard copy of book. It is therefore difficult to know when the narrator is reading Harris-Perry's text or one of the poems or short stories Harris-Perry re-printed in the text.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Carol Shifflett on 11-04-15
On the money
This book validated so much if my own experiences, and that if women I speak with daily. I thank you
4 of 4 people found this review helpful