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Title Spirit, space & survival : African American women in (white) academe / edited by Joy James & Ruth Farmer ; foreword by Angela Y. Davis.

Imprint New York : Routledge, 1993.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  378.0089 S759S    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-289).
Contents Spirit. Mixed blood, new voices / Kaylynn Sullivan Two Trees -- Carrying on / Joyce J. Scott -- African philosophy, theory, and "living thinkers" / Joy James -- Space. American studies : melting pot or pressure cooker? / Elizabeth Hadley Freydberg -- Teaching comparative social order and Caribbean social change / Helán E. Page -- Making room for emancipatory research in psychology : a multicultural feminist perspective / Kim Vaz -- Deconstructing, reconstructing, and focusing our literary image / Nagueyalti Warren -- Teaching theory, talking community / Joy James -- Survival. The revolution within : transforming ourselves / Patricia Coleman-Burns -- African American women teachers speak about child abuse / Dianne Smith -- Balancing the personal and professional / Adrianne R. Andrews -- Place but not importance : the race for inclusion in academe / Ruth Farmer -- Syllabi and proposals. Audiovisual resources / Nagueyalti Warren -- Visitation workshop / Kaylynn Sullivan Two Trees -- Teaching grant for development of women, race, class, and community (WORCC)-- Seminar / Joy James.
(Cont.) Black women in America / Elizabeth Hadley Freydberg -- Caribbean social order : the evolution of contemporary gender, race and class contradictions in the Western African Diaspora / Helán E. Page -- The psychology of women / Kim Marie Vaz -- Surveying black women's fiction / Nagueyalti Warren -- Black social and political thought : theory and practice : black social movement / Patricia Colemen-Burns -- Curriculum study / Dianne Smith -- Women of the African Diaspora / Adrianne Andrews.
Summary Written as a challenge to discriminatory hiring, promotion, and tenure practices, Spirit, Space and Survival confronts racist and sexist practices in academia. Presenting essays by African American women in administration, psychology, political science, American studies, education, women's studies, literature, artist-in-residence programs, and African American studies, this collection challenges academic hierarchies, and places community as central in learning.
Divided into three sections, Spirit, Space and Survival examines the dilemmas and contributions of African American women struggling with Eurocentric disciplines, students, faculty, and administrators in predominantly white institutions. The first section focuses on spiritual and intellectual sources and inspirations, covering such topics as the expanding tradition of African American women artists, and the relationships between African-centered philosophy, critical thinking, and women's political activism. The second section critiques and disturbs the rigidity of certain academic disciplines, ranging over issues such as the misrepresentation of African American women in U.S. literature and the perpetuation of Euro-American mythology and mystification in academia. The final section addresses past and present conditions and future needs of African American women in academia.
Weaving together spiritual and intellectual aspirations of African American women as a remedy to hostile and indifferent educational environments, this groundbreaking collection offers alternative approaches to learning, teaching, and organization.
Subject African American women -- Education (Higher)
African American women college teachers.
African American women college administrators.
Discrimination in higher education -- United States.
African American women college administrators. (OCoLC)fst00799484
African American women college teachers. (OCoLC)fst00799485
African American women -- Education (Higher) (OCoLC)fst00799452
Discrimination in higher education. (OCoLC)fst00895076
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Höheres Bildungswesen. (DE-588)4299541-3
Weibliche Schwarze. (DE-588)4286929-8
United States. (DE-588)4078704-7
Weibliche Schwarze.
Höheres Bildungswesen.
United States.
Indexed Term African American women Education (Higher)
African American women college administrators
African American women college teachers
Discrimination in higher education United States
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Added Author James, Joy, 1958-
Farmer, Ruth, 1953-
Added Title Spirit, space, and survival.
ISBN 0415906369 (acid-free paper)
9780415906364 (acid-free paper)
0415906377 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780415906371 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
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