By Toni C. King,S. Alease Ferguson
Featuring the tales of fourteen Black ladies students, Black Womanist management: Tracing the Motherline deals a culturally dependent version of Black women’s management practices, and examines the mother-daughter transmission of those abilities. the private narratives healthy right into a storytelling culture that unearths the methods Black moms and girls of the community—the Motherline—teach ladies the “ways ladies lead.” The essays current a number of various sensible and theoretical problems with management and improvement, together with mom nurture, emulation of and divergence from middle values, internalized oppression, self decision, illustration of the actual self, guardianship/governance of the physique, cooperative economics, activism, contentiousness with or differentiation from the mum, and negotiation of management throughout private and non-private spheres. jointly, they make a compelling argument for the need of continuous to coach the cultural and gender-specific resistance to oppression that has been handed alongside the Motherline, and to conform this Motherline culture to the lives and wishes of girls and women within the twenty first century.
“This ebook explicates the nuances of management for Black girls in ways in which tend to be neglected within the common literature, and the significance of the Motherline is ultimately given the eye it deserves.” — Beverly Greene, Professor of Psychology at St. John’s college, and coeditor of A Minyan of girls: kinfolk Dynamics, Jewish id, and Psychotherapy Practice
“This stunningly masterful quantity represents a foundational textual content within the examine of Black women’s management improvement. Its implications are some distance attaining, really because it indicates womanist (and Black feminist) notion at the Motherline as a position for theorizing gender revolutionary notions for management thoughts for men who reject a patriarchal imaginative and prescient of guys as ‘natural’ leaders.” — Gary L. Lemons, writer of Black Male Outsider: educating as a Pro-Feminist Man
Toni C. King is affiliate Professor of Black reviews and Women’s reports at Denison University.
S. Alease Ferguson is Director of kinfolk companies for the Cleveland city Minority Alcoholism and Drug dependancy Outreach Program.
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Black Womanist Leadership: Tracing the Motherline by Toni C. King,S. Alease Ferguson