Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman

With the original publication of this book, she aroused protest from intellectual and political leaders touching off a debate which continues to resonate through current feminist and black theory.

Author: Michele Wallace

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859842968

Category: Social Science

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MichÅle Wallace blasts the masculinist bias of 1960s Black politics, showing how women remained marginalised by the patriarchal culture of Black Power. She describes the ways in which traditional, male-identified myths of Black womanhood block the development of a separate female subjectivity. With the original publication of this book, she aroused protest from intellectual and political leaders touching off a debate which continues to resonate through current feminist and black theory.
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The Myth of Superwoman

telling, has been to create superwomen characters who confront the problems which touch women's lives but who also emerge victoriously. For myth to function effectively within the text and survive within a particular cultural setting, ...

Author: Resa L. Dudovitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000652383

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Reviled by critics but loved by the readers, the bestseller has until recently provoked little serious critical interest. In The Myth of Superwoman, originally published in 1990, Resa Dudovitz looks at this international phenomenon, particularly at the origins of the bestseller system in the United States and France. Her cross-cultural study, including interviews with publishers, literary agents, and bestselling authors, gives a lively picture of the contrasting ways in which the bestseller is produced, marketed, and received in two countries. It pays special attention to the ‘international bestsellers’ of the 1980s, to writers like Judith Krantz, Colleen McCullough, and Barbara Taylor Bradford, all of whose novels are published in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. The book presents a general analysis of women’s bestsellers, ranging over a wide variety of novels, from popular nineteenth-century texts in France and the United States to the novels of today. Dudovitz shows how women’s bestselling fiction has, over the last two hundred years, kept pace with the social evolution of contemporary women, culminating in the myth of superwoman in women’s bestsellers of the 1980s. This fascinating account of an important aspect of popular culture will be of great value to students of women’s studies and cultural studies, especially those interested in the myths which structure women’s bestselling fiction.
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The Virtuous Woman

Or is the Proverbs 31 woman an outdated fixture of the past?Vicky Courtney believes that this passage is not in the Bible by accident and that a virtuous woman is a rare find in today’s world.

Author: Vicki Courtney

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805464429

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Does the woman in Proverbs 31 make you feel like a sluggard? For years Christian women have struggled to understand what the Proverbs 31 woman was all about. Instead of encouragement or instruction, for most, this passage offered “more guilt than eating a one-pound bag of M&Ms.” Is this the ideal woman? Or is the Proverbs 31 woman an outdated fixture of the past?Vicky Courtney believes that this passage is not in the Bible by accident and that a virtuous woman is a rare find in today’s world. Join Vicki as she sojourns with you to unravel the mystery behind the Proverbs 31 woman.
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Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman

Michele Wallace. BLACK MACHO AND THE MYTH OF THE SUPER WOMAN FOREWORD BY JAMILAH LEMIEUX MICHELE WALLACE. Front Cover.

Author: Michele Wallace

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781688229

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Originally published in 1978, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman caused a storm of controversy. Michele Wallace blasted the masculine biases of the black politics that emerged from the sixties. She described how women remained marginalized by the patriarchal culture of Black Power, demonstrating the ways in which a genuine female subjectivity was blocked by the traditional myths of black womanhood. With a foreword that examines the debate the book has sparked between intellectuals and political leaders, as well as what has—and, crucially, has not—changed over the last four decades, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman continues to be deeply relevant to current feminist debates and black theory today.
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The Superwoman Myth

'superwoman'. or. not? DOI: 10.4324/9781003020554-2 Women everywhere are always expected to continually imagine what one situation, or another would look like from a male point of view. Men are almost never expected to do the same for ...

Author: Jennifer Loh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000529937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

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The book begins by raising a thoughtful question, "Can women have it all, family, work and everything in between?" If yes, then are women ‘superwomen’? More importantly, what or who is a ‘superwoman’? In other words, this book discusses the role of contemporary women in today’s modern career world and its myriad of challenges, and in turn explores the nuanced role of millennial women and provides insights into how women juggle demands at home and at work; family and career management. Using case studies from interviews with two hundred women, the authors draw on data from women themselves to explore how they navigate their daily lives to achieve work-life balance. This book will motivate readers to reframe their roles at home and in the workplace and hopefully help them reclaim control in their career/family journeys. This book is also an essential guide to thought leadership for women in leadership positions or aspiring to be in leadership positions. Finally, this book will demystify gender roles in the workplace and at home, enabling women of all ages and backgrounds to embark on their career with confidence. This book will motivate younger women who are embarking on their first career and looking to develop the inner leadership that helps them thrive in life.
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Women who Do Too Much

Shows the woman who does too much how to do less by tackling the larger issues of goals and commitments and listening to God.

Author: Patricia Houck Sprinkle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0310537789

Category: Stress (Psychology)

Page: 188

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Shows the woman who does too much how to do less by tackling the larger issues of goals and commitments and listening to God.
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Having It All

Choices for Today's Superwoman Paula Nicolson. But I suspected that no-one could achieve everything that the traditional woman was supposed to do, let alone this demanding, exhausting, superachiever that threatened to depress our ...

Author: Paula Nicolson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470855324

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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We are so lucky; we can have everything: dazzling careers, financial success, happy and fulfilling emotional lives, well-adjusted children, a strong and supportive intimate relationship, friends, a social life, be feminine and look lovely too. Can't we? No. Most women find themselves lacking somewhere and how much we struggle towards achieving all this depends on how much we've absorbed this 21st century myth. Dr Paula Nicloson is an expert on gender relations and reproductive health. She shows us how psychological theories explain women's desires and their experiences at home and work and offers solutions to help us when the balance feels like it's tipping one way or another. Easy to read and reassuring, keep it handy for when you have to make decisions about home-life versus career, who you are now and who you want to be in the future.
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Mayor Helen Boosalis

A popular speaker for women's groups, the mayor spoke about the “superwoman myth” to adolescent girls at the NL86 Teen Center in March . “The myth about superwoman,” she said, “is that all you need to do is to work hard, ...

Author: Beth Boosalis Davis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803218819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 531

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Helen Boosalis's story, told by her daughter, Beth Boosalis Davis, is the story of a true pioneer of women in politics. The daughter of Greek immigrants, Boosalis achieved national prominence as the first woman president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as an outspoken advocate for economically distressed cities facing President Reagan's "new federalism." Winning the Democratic nomination for governor of Nebraska in 1986, Helen Boosalis ran against Kay Orr in the first gubernatorial contest between two women in U.S. history. The interwoven tales of conflict and challenge, from the mayor's.
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The Superwoman Myth

This book will motivate younger women who are embarking on their first career and looking to develop the inner leadership that helps them thrive in life.

Author: Jennifer Loh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367896923

Category: Leadership in women

Page: 152

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The book begins by raising a thoughtful question, Can women have it all, family, work and everything in between? If yes, then are women 'superwomen'? More importantly, what or who is a 'superwoman'? In other words, this book discusses the role of contemporary women in today's modern career world and its myriad of challenges, and in turn explores the nuanced role of millennial women and provides insights into how women juggle demands at home and at work; family and career management. Using case studies from interviews with two hundred women, the authors draw on data from women themselves to explore how they navigate their daily lives to achieve work-life balance. This book will motivate readers to reframe their roles at home and in the workplace and hopefully help them reclaim control in their career/family journeys. This book is also an essential guide to thought leadership for women in leadership positions or aspiring to be in leadership position. Finally, this book will demystify gender roles in the workplace and at home, enabling women of all ages and backgrounds to embark on their career with confidence. This book will motivate younger women who are embarking on their first career and looking to develop the inner leadership that helps them thrive in life.
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Superwoman

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ISBN: OCLC:221345268

Category: Newspaper reading

Page: 4

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Care for the Mental and Spiritual Health of Black Men

Michele Wallace, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (New York: Verso, 1999), back cover. 57. Wallace, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, 12. 58. Wallace, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, 12. 59.

Author: Nicholas Grier

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498567138

Category: Religion

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Black men need hope to survive and, ultimately, flourish. As mental health is a critical but often neglected issue, especially among Black men, Care for the Mental and Spiritual Health of Black Men examines that sensitive topic in conjunction with reflections on race, gender, sexuality, and class to offer a hopeful and constructive framework for care and counseling, particularly for Black men. These are not separate from spiritual health and growth, as well, but both are integral to holistic, dynamic wellbeing. In this, the author provides a careful and critical analysis of spiritual hope and healing as ingredient to individual and communal flourishing. As such, this volume will be a vital resource for health practitioners, spiritual caregivers, and providers in community care who serve to bolster the mental wellbeing of Black men.
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Finding Balance in a World of Extremes Preview Book

What we need is not a myth of an ideal woman but a strong, biblical foundation out of which each of us can determine what kind of woman we will be. Superwoman On the heels of Susie's myth came a new, untouchable role model: Superwoman.

Author: Kimberly Dunnam Reisman

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426773716

Category: Religion

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Identify the barriers that are preventing you from having a balanced life and explore what the Bible teaches about Christ-centered living.
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The Atlantic World 1450 2000

Planters (and indeed almost all of white society) had come to accept the myth of the superwoman. While the myth of the superwoman served to justify the use of women in grueling field labor, the “mammy” stereotype soothed the planter's ...

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253219435

Category: History

Page: 385

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A comprehensive survey of the Atlantic region from the 15th century to the present
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The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson

In the world of The Superwoman, not only are traditional gender roles flipped, but also women are elevated to the status of deities, idolized for their wisdom, their physical strength, and their maternity. Readers familiar with Gilman's ...

Author: Miriam Michelson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814343586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Collection of articles and fiction by pioneering journalist and turn-of-the-twentieth-century feminist, Miriam Michelson.
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One Nation Under Stress

Superwoman, Meet Supermom By the early 1980s, the superwoman syndrome and the myth of superwoman were firmly implanted in the American psyche, and by the end of the 1980s, stress was increasingly being paired with the superwoman label.

Author: Dana Becker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199971787

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Stress. Everyone is talking about it, suffering from it, trying desperately to manage it-now more than ever. From 1970 to 1980, 2,326 academic articles appeared with the word "stress" in the title. In the decade between 2000 and 2010 that number jumped to 21,750. Has life become ten times more stressful, or is it the stress concept itself that has grown exponentially over the past 40 years? In One Nation Under Stress, Dana Becker argues that our national infatuation with the therapeutic culture has created a middle-class moral imperative to manage the tensions of daily life by turning inward, ignoring the social and political realities that underlie those tensions. Becker shows that although stress is often associated with conditions over which people have little control-workplace policies unfavorable to family life, increasing economic inequality, war in the age of terrorism-the stress concept focuses most of our attention on how individuals react to stress. A proliferation of self-help books and dire medical warnings about the negative effects of stress on our physical and emotional health all place the responsibility for alleviating stress-though yoga, deep breathing, better diet, etc.-squarely on the individual. The stress concept has come of age in a period of tectonic social and political shifts. Nevertheless, we persist in the all-American belief that we can meet these changes by re-engineering ourselves rather than tackling the root causes of stress. Examining both research and popular representations of stress in cultural terms, Becker traces the evolution of the social uses of the stress concept as it has been transformed into an all-purpose vehicle for defining, expressing, and containing middle-class anxieties about upheavals in American society.
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Stamped from the Beginning

Robert Staples , “ The Myth of Black Macho : A Response to Angry Black Feminists , ” The Black Scholar 10 , no . 6/7 ( March / April 1979 ) : 24–33 ; Michele Wallace , Black Macho and the Myth of Superwoman ( New York : Verso , 1990 ) ...

Author: Ibram X. Kendi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781568584645

Category: History

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The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society. Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America -- it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis. As Kendi shows, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. They were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial inequities. In shedding light on this history, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he gives us reason to hope.
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Sporting Rhetoric

The superhero myth hits at the core of our trust in faith and our love of magic . ... It applies superhero mythology to the “ superwoman ” ideology and encourages its audience to view the skaters ' disintegrated , dual identities as a ...

Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433104288

Category: Social Science

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Millions of people around the world are engaged in sports and games. This volume studies the ways in which engagement is performed in popular culture. We do not just watch football - we perform by being a fan. NBA players do not simply run up and down the court. Instead, on and off the court they perform certain roles, many informed by hip hop culture. Such performances are rhetorical: they manage attitudes, behaviors, and predispositions, influencing the distribution of power. Competitive hot dog eaters, bull riding, and Mexican wrestlers are some of the other sports and games covered by the contributors. The book is unique in bringing together the three themes of sports and games, performance, and the rhetoric of popular culture, and is relevant for both scholarly use and classroom adoption in courses ranging from sport and society, rhetoric, composition, persuasion and argument, and popular culture.
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History and Heritage

R. L. Dudovitz, The Myth of Superwoman; Women's Bestsellers in France and the United States, Routledge, London, 1990, p. 164. J. Cawelti, Adventure, Mystery, and Romance; Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture, University of Chicago ...

Author: Simon Ditchfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317741657

Category: Architecture

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Just what is it that we want from the past? History offers us true stories about the past; heritage sells or provides us with the past we appear to desire. The dividing line between history and heritage is, however, far from clear. This collection of papers addresses the division between history and heritage by looking at the ways in which we make use of the past, the way we consume our yesterdays. Looking at a wide variety of fields, including architectural history, museums, films, novels and politics, the authors examine the ways in which the past is invoked in contemporary culture, and question the politics of drawing upon 'history' in present-day practices. In topics ranging from Braveheart to Princess Diana, the Piltdown Man to the National History Curriculum, war memorials to stately homes, "History and Heritage" explores the presence of the past in our lives, and asks, how, and to what end, are we using the idea of the past. Who is consuming the past and why?
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Superwomen

... that she embodied the Greek idea of superwoman perfection. The same sort of people gravely tell us that Hercules and Croesus and William Tell were “solar myths”—whatever that may mean —and their descendants will put the myth brand, ...

Author: Albert Payson Terhune

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732627752

Category: Fiction

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