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The Resource Skin deep : black women & white women write about race, edited by Marita Golden and Susan Richards Shreve

Skin deep : black women & white women write about race, edited by Marita Golden and Susan Richards Shreve

Label
Skin deep : black women & white women write about race
Title
Skin deep
Title remainder
black women & white women write about race
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marita Golden and Susan Richards Shreve
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Candid, poignant, provocative, and informative, the essays and stories in Skin Deep explore a wide spectrum of racial issues between black and white women, from self-identity and competition to childrearing and friendship. Eudora Welty contributes a bittersweet story of a one-hundred-year-old black woman whose spirit is as determined and strong as anything in nature. Bestselling author Naomi Wolf recalls her first exposure to racism growing up, examining the subtle forms it can take even among well-meaning people; bell hooks writes about the intersection between black women and feminist politics; and Joyce Carol Oates includes a one-act play in which racial stereotypes are reversed. Among some of the other writers featured in the collection are Toni Morrison, Patricia Browning Griffith, Alice Walker, Susan Straight, Mary Morris, and Beverly Lowry. A groundbreaking anthology that reveals surprising insights and hidden truths to a subject too often clouded by misperceptions and easy assumptions, Skin Deep is a major contribution to understanding our culture. ... Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.S6 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Skin deep : black women & white women write about race, edited by Marita Golden and Susan Richards Shreve
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Introduction / Marita Golden -- Introduction / Susan Richards Shreve -- High yellow white trash / Lisa Page -- whitegirls / Marita Golden -- The racism, of well-meaning white people / Naomi Wolf -- Overhand and underhand / Retha Powers -- Negative / Joyce Carol Oates -- Recitatif / Toni Morrison -- What Tina has to do with it / Beverly Lowry -- Legacies and ghosts / Patricia Browning Griffith -- Adjustments / Mary Morris -- Prudential Life Insurance / Susan Richards Shreve -- Across the glittering sea / Jewelle Gomez -- Loving across the boundary / Ann Filemyr -- The revenge of Hannah Kemhuff / Alice Walker -- Tulsa, 1921 / Susan Straight -- A worn path / Eudora Welty -- Contents under pressure : white woman/black history / Catherine Clinton -- Reaching across the feminist racial divide / Dorothy Gilliam -- Feminism in black and white / bell hooks -- Hello, stranger / Gayle Pemberton -- "Are we so different?" : a dialogue between an African-American and a white social worker / Cathleen Gray, Shirley Bryant
Control code
31740348
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 309 p. ;
Isbn
9780385474092
Lccn
94044606
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Patricia Browning Griffith, 2013 (Access. No. 2013-061). Book contains donor's article, Legacies and ghosts (p. 118-127). Laid-in: letter from publisher, dated June 15, 1995 (1 sheet). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
24 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)31740348
Label
Skin deep : black women & white women write about race, edited by Marita Golden and Susan Richards Shreve
Publication
Contents
Introduction / Marita Golden -- Introduction / Susan Richards Shreve -- High yellow white trash / Lisa Page -- whitegirls / Marita Golden -- The racism, of well-meaning white people / Naomi Wolf -- Overhand and underhand / Retha Powers -- Negative / Joyce Carol Oates -- Recitatif / Toni Morrison -- What Tina has to do with it / Beverly Lowry -- Legacies and ghosts / Patricia Browning Griffith -- Adjustments / Mary Morris -- Prudential Life Insurance / Susan Richards Shreve -- Across the glittering sea / Jewelle Gomez -- Loving across the boundary / Ann Filemyr -- The revenge of Hannah Kemhuff / Alice Walker -- Tulsa, 1921 / Susan Straight -- A worn path / Eudora Welty -- Contents under pressure : white woman/black history / Catherine Clinton -- Reaching across the feminist racial divide / Dorothy Gilliam -- Feminism in black and white / bell hooks -- Hello, stranger / Gayle Pemberton -- "Are we so different?" : a dialogue between an African-American and a white social worker / Cathleen Gray, Shirley Bryant
Control code
31740348
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 309 p. ;
Isbn
9780385474092
Lccn
94044606
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Patricia Browning Griffith, 2013 (Access. No. 2013-061). Book contains donor's article, Legacies and ghosts (p. 118-127). Laid-in: letter from publisher, dated June 15, 1995 (1 sheet). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
24 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)31740348

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