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FS 102: Black Women in American Culture  

Spring 2014
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FS 102:  Black Women in American Culture

Professor: Marita Gilbert

Librarian:  Cynthia Burton


We examine how black women are represented in American literature, in both academic and popular culture texts, and why black women’s intellectual thought remains marginalized despite the increase in texts about and by black women. Drawing from black feminist understandings of black womanhood, we interrogate black women’s writing from various genres and time periods to understand “when and where black women enter” American cultural discourse. 



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and will combine search terms
  nationalism and African American Women

or will find similar terms
   diaspora or migration*

and (or) specifies the order of the search
   (nationalism or identity) and african american women

* (asterisk, Shift + 8) will find the word's variations
  nation*---> nation, nation's, national, nationalism...

" . . ." will search for the terms as a phrase
  "black identity"

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   searching with search
   using the subjects or descriptors provided with the item 


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Suggestions for searching:  

African American Women........look at subdivisons or
                                                limit this huge search by words in subject or words in title.  Need to do it one term at a time. 

For specific authors (literature, theory, etc.)

Start with the LAST NAME, First Name format for your author in the LC SUBJECT search box.

Subject Heading:  hooks, bel or Morrison, Toni
You may also do a keyword search on your author's name to increase you results.


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