If It Wasn't for the Women Black Women's Experience and Womanist Culture in Church and Community

ISBN-10: 1570753431

ISBN-13: 9781570753435

Edition: 2001

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 253
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: Community, Churchwork, Culture, and Crisis Toward a Sociology of Indispensable Black Women
The Community Connection
"If It Wasn't for the Women ..." Community Work and Social Change
Exploring the Community Connection Race, Class, and Women's Agency
Church Women and Their Work
"Together and in Harness" Women's Traditions in the Sanctified Church
The Roles of Church and Community Mothers Ambivalent American Sexism or Fragmented African Familyhood?
The Role of Women in the Sanctified Church
The Politics of "Silence" Dual-Sex Political Systems and Women's Traditions of Conflict
Womanist Culture
"Some Mother's Son and Some Father's Daughter" Issues of Gender, Biblical Language, and Worship
"Sisters Who Can Lift a Community" Nannie Helen Burroughs, "The Slabtown District Convention," and the Cultural Production of Community and Social Change
Crises, Confrontations, and Conflicts
"Liberated to Work Like Dogs!" Labeling Black Women and Their Work
The "Loves" and "Troubles" of African-American Women's Bodies The Womanist Challenge to Cultural Humiliation and Community Ambivalence
Ministry to Women Hearing and Empowering "Poor" Black Women
Publication History
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