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The Resource Killing the Black Body

Killing the Black Body

Label
Killing the Black Body
Title
Killing the Black Body
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Summary
Killing the Black Body remains a rallying cry for education, awareness, and action on extending reproductive justice to all women. It is as crucial as ever, even two decades after its original publication. “Monumental. . . . An important contribution to the literature of civil rights, reproductive issues, racism and feminism.” —San Francisco Chronicle In 1997, this groundbreaking book made a powerful entrance into the national conversation on race. In a media landscape dominated by racially biased images of welfare queens and crack babies, Killing the Black Body exposed America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies. From slave masters’ economic stake in bonded women’s fertility to government programs that coerced thousands of poor Black women into being sterilized as late as the 1970s, these abuses pointed to the degradation of Black motherhood—and the exclusion of Black women’s reproductive needs in mainstream feminist and civil rights agendas. “Compelling. . . . Deftly shows how distorted and racist constructions of black motherhood have affected politics, law, and policy in the United States.” —Ms
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Roberts, Dorothy
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Women's Studies
Label
Killing the Black Body
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ec2d662-58f3-4c01-97f0-478cea0d8af1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780804152594
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Killing the Black Body
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ec2d662-58f3-4c01-97f0-478cea0d8af1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780804152594
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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