Young, Female and Black
By (author) Heidi Safia Mirza
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Young, Female and Black by Heidi Safia Mirza
Book DescriptionYoung black women bear all the hallmarks of a fundamentally unequal society. They do well at school, contribute to society, are good efficient workers yet, as a group they consistently fail to secure the economic status and occupational prestige they deserve. This book presents a serious challenge to the widely held myth that young black women consistently underachieve both at school and in the labour market. In a comparative study of research and writig from America, Britain and the Caribbean Young, Female and Black re-examines our present understanding of what is meant by educational underachievement, the black family and, in particular, black womanhood in Britain.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415067041
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Heidi Safia Mirza
Race, Gender and Educational Desire, Paperback (November 2008)
Reveals the emotional and social consequences of gendered difference and racial division as experienced by black and ethnicised women teachers and students in schools and universities. This book demonstrates the power of a black feminist framework in illuminating the interconnections between race and gender and processes of educational inequality.
Young, Female and Black, Paperback (March 1992)» View all books by Heidi Safia Mirza
Young black women bear all the hallmarks of a fundamentally unequal society. In arguing for a more structural understanding of inequality, Heidi Safia Mirza questions the popular, pervasive and celebratory construction of black female identity.
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