This volume utilizes the cross-cultural, historical and ethnographic perspective of anthropology to illuminate the intrinsic connections of race, class and gender. The author begins by discussing the manner in which her experience as a participant observer led her to research and write about various aspects of African-American women's experiences. She goes on to provide a critical analysis of the new scholarship on African-American women, and explores issues of race, class and gender in the arenas of work, kinship and resistance.
Leith Mullings is Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is the author of Therapy, Ideology, and Social Change (1984), and editor of Cities of the United States (1987).
"Mullings' greatest offering is her transformational viewpoint, which presents fertile ground for real solutions to the problems faced by the African-American community.--Assata Zerai, Syaracuse University."
"...practical applications in the classroom, especially in the anthropology courses, where applying research on gender in restructured ways could help foster an understanding of social policy issues. The scholarly work in this book also can be valuable for other educational practitioners who would like to revamp their women-centered curricula, particularly those emphasizing disciplines, such as literature, history, health, and science." -- NWSA Journal
"Mullings' greatest offering is her transformational viewpoint, which presents fertile ground for real solutions to the problems faced by the African-American community.--Assata Zerai, Syracuse University."