By Evelyn M. Simien
Reviews black feminist techniques to political technology and African American girls as political actors.
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The social drama created out of a real-life experience with race and gender discrimination constitutes a crisis or divisive outcome that the victim continues to work through after having the time and distance for reflective thinking. The original experience then creates an opportunity for working through similar episodes that become part of the fabric of a hegemonic society. Each episode is inextricably tied to the ways in which our identities get mapped onto our bodies as we relate to and interact with others.
This refinement of the construct has led to subsequent research using the same multidimensional model to measure specific strands of group consciousness—specifically, race and gender consciousness. The work of Richard Shingles (1981), Ethel Klein (1984), Patricia Gurin (1985), Pamela Conover (1988), Elizabeth Cook (1989), Clyde Wilcox (1990, 1997), Katherine Tate (1994), Michael C. Dawson (1994), and Claudine Gay and Katherine Tate (1998) have proven useful in assessing the implications of group consciousness for public opinion and political behavior despite the limitations inherent to their methodological approaches.
Washington, and Marcus Garvey who preceded the modern civil rights movement (see, for example, J. White 1985; Brotz 1992) and the canon on women’s suffrage from 1848 to 1920 that typically enshrines such notable figures as Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Lucretia Mott who preceded the contemporary women’s liberation movement (see, for example, E. DuBois 1978; Evans 1989). This void in the literature presents an interesting puzzle, considering that Ida B.
Black Feminist Voices in Politics by Evelyn M. Simien