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A Multidisciplinary Bibliography
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Anthropology
The Juggler (Conflagration) by Karin Turner Images of African Americans as bad mothers, ineffective mothers, and matriarchs...conceal and justify the difficult conditions in which they work and raise children. But oddly enough, these same women, who are said to run amok in their own communities, are thought to be entirely competent at parenting the children of the elite-as mammies during slavery, as domestic workers during segregation, or as child care workers today.
Leith Mullings, On Our Own Terms

Battle-Baptiste, Whitney. Black Feminist Archaeology. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2011.

Cole, Johnnetta B. "Commonalties and Differences." In All American Women: Lines That Divide, Ties That Bind, ed. Johnnetta Cole. New York: The Free Press, 1986.

          . "Women in Cuba: The Revolution Within the Revolution." In Anthropology for the Nineties: Introductory Readings, ed. Johnnetta B. Cole. New York: The Free Press, 1988.

Davis, Dana-Ain. "Epilogue." Women's Studies International Forum 43, no. (March-April 2014): 84-87.

Ebron, Paulla A. "Contingent Stories of Anthropology, Race, and Feminism." In Feminist Anthropology: A Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.

Fraser, Gertrude J. "Modern Bodies, Modern Minds: Midwifery and Reproductive Change in an African American Community." In Conceiving the New World Order: The Global Politics of Reproduction, eds. Faye D. Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Harris, M. Jean. "Not My color, Not My Kind: Lessons in Race, Class, Age, and Gender in the Academy." In Women in Anthropology: Autobiographical Narratives and Social History, eds, Maria G. Cattell and Marjorie M. Schweitzer. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2006.

Lewis, Diane K. "A Response to Inequality: Black Women, Racism and Sexism." Signs: Journal of Women, Culture and Society 3, no. 2 (1977): 339-61. Reprinted in Black Women in America: Social Science Perspectives, ed. Micheline R. Malson et al. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

McClaurin, Irma, ed. Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Politics, Praxis, and Poetics. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2001.

Mikell, Gwendolyn. "Feminism and Black Culture in the Ethnography of Zora Neale Hurston." In African American Pioneers in Anthropology, eds. Ira E. Harrison and Faye V. Harrison. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Mullings, Leith. "African-American Women Making Themselves: Notes on the Role of Black Feminist Research." Souls 2, no. 4 (Fall 2000): 18-29.

          . "Households Headed by Women: The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender." In Conceiving the New World Order: The Global Politics of Reproduction, eds. Faye D. Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1995.

          . On Our Own Terms: Race, Class, and Gender in the Lives of African American Women. New York: Routledge, 1997.

          . "On Women, Work, and Society." Freedomways 11 (1980): 15-24.

          . Race, Class and Gender: Representation and Reality. Memphis: Center for Research on Women, Memphis State University, 1992.

          . "Resistance and Resilience: The Sojourner Syndrome and the Social Context of Reproduction in Central Harlem." In Gender, Race, Class and Health: Intersectional Approaches, eds. Amy J. Schulz and Leith Mullings. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2006.

Mullings, Leith, and Alaka Wali. Stress and Resilience: The Social Context of Reproduction in Central Harlem. New York: Kluwer, 2001.

Thomas, Linda E. "Womanist-Theology, Epistemology, and a New Anthropological Paradigm." Cross Currents. 48, no. 4 (Winter 1998): 488-499.


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