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Neither Separate Nor Equal.

By: Smith, Barbara.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Women In The Political Economy: Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (298 p.).ISBN: 9781439901236.Subject(s): Minority women | Minority women - Southern States - Social conditions | Sex role | Sex role - Southern States | Southern States - Economic conditions | Southern States - Race relations | Southern States - Social conditions | Women - Social networks - Southern States | Women - Southern States - Social conditions | WomenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Neither Separate Nor EqualDDC classification: 305.40975 | 305.42/0975 | 305.420975 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I Engendering History; 1 The Social Relations of Southern Women; 2 Transgressions in Race and Place: The Ubiquitous Native Grandmother in America''s Cultural Memory; 3 "A Good 01'' Woman": Relations of Race and Gender in an Indian Community; II Making a Living; 4 Race, Class, and Intimacy in Southern Households: Relationships Between Black Domestic Workers and White Employers; 5 Women, Restructuring, and Textiles: The Increasing Complexity of Subordination and Struggle in a Southern Community
6 A Coalfield Tapestry: Weaving the Socioeconomic Fabric of Women''s LivesIII Sustaining Communities; 7 Finding a Voice: Latinos in the South; 8 Doing Good While Doing Well: Professional Black Women in the Mississippi Delta; 9 Holding Hands: An American Struggle for Community; 10 Women and Revolutionary Relations: Community-Building in Appalachia; IV Changing Possibilities in the Global South; 11 Gender, Race, and Place: Confounding Labor Activism in Central Appalachia; 12 Southern Women and Southern Borders on the Move: Tennessee Workers Explore the New International Division of Labor
13 What''s Sex Got to Do with It, Y''AII?About the Contributors; Index
Summary: When she began work on this collection, Barbara Ellen Smith was asked, "Why work on a book about women in the South? Nobody writes books about women in the Midwest." In an era of intensified globalization, when populations, cultures, and capital move across the boundaries of nation-states in multiple forms and directions, the concept of a subnational region seems parochial and out of date. "But," Smith argues, "it is precisely because of the historical construction of the secessionist South as an embattled region when all manners of social problems tend to be blamed on poor women and children and those whose skin is anything but white, that the experiences of racially diverse women in a region legendary for both white supremacy and male supremacy are important to explore." Collecting in one volume the work of such well-known scholars on Appalachia and the South as Carl Stack, Mab Segrest, and Sally Maggard, among others, Neither Separate Nor Equal analyzes the complex and dramatic developments in the lives of contemporary Southern women. Case studies vividly portray women''s diverse circumstances activities: from rural African American women in the Mississippi Delta taking on new roles as community builders to female textile workers in North Carolina contending with automation and reorganization of the mills. Focusing on the South''s historical legacies as they are manifested and contested in the lives of women today, including the tensions between long-lasting patterns of regional distinctiveness and the disruptions of globalizations, this collection approaches differences of race and class not as forms of separation among women, but as social -- be they often contentious, difficult, or exploitive -- relationships. Unifying around a theme of relationally, Neither Separate Nor Equal offers searching empirical studies of Southern women and a conceptual model for feminist scholarship as a whole.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I Engendering History; 1 The Social Relations of Southern Women; 2 Transgressions in Race and Place: The Ubiquitous Native Grandmother in America''s Cultural Memory; 3 "A Good 01'' Woman": Relations of Race and Gender in an Indian Community; II Making a Living; 4 Race, Class, and Intimacy in Southern Households: Relationships Between Black Domestic Workers and White Employers; 5 Women, Restructuring, and Textiles: The Increasing Complexity of Subordination and Struggle in a Southern Community

6 A Coalfield Tapestry: Weaving the Socioeconomic Fabric of Women''s LivesIII Sustaining Communities; 7 Finding a Voice: Latinos in the South; 8 Doing Good While Doing Well: Professional Black Women in the Mississippi Delta; 9 Holding Hands: An American Struggle for Community; 10 Women and Revolutionary Relations: Community-Building in Appalachia; IV Changing Possibilities in the Global South; 11 Gender, Race, and Place: Confounding Labor Activism in Central Appalachia; 12 Southern Women and Southern Borders on the Move: Tennessee Workers Explore the New International Division of Labor

13 What''s Sex Got to Do with It, Y''AII?About the Contributors; Index

When she began work on this collection, Barbara Ellen Smith was asked, "Why work on a book about women in the South? Nobody writes books about women in the Midwest." In an era of intensified globalization, when populations, cultures, and capital move across the boundaries of nation-states in multiple forms and directions, the concept of a subnational region seems parochial and out of date. "But," Smith argues, "it is precisely because of the historical construction of the secessionist South as an embattled region when all manners of social problems tend to be blamed on poor women and children and those whose skin is anything but white, that the experiences of racially diverse women in a region legendary for both white supremacy and male supremacy are important to explore." Collecting in one volume the work of such well-known scholars on Appalachia and the South as Carl Stack, Mab Segrest, and Sally Maggard, among others, Neither Separate Nor Equal analyzes the complex and dramatic developments in the lives of contemporary Southern women. Case studies vividly portray women''s diverse circumstances activities: from rural African American women in the Mississippi Delta taking on new roles as community builders to female textile workers in North Carolina contending with automation and reorganization of the mills. Focusing on the South''s historical legacies as they are manifested and contested in the lives of women today, including the tensions between long-lasting patterns of regional distinctiveness and the disruptions of globalizations, this collection approaches differences of race and class not as forms of separation among women, but as social -- be they often contentious, difficult, or exploitive -- relationships. Unifying around a theme of relationally, Neither Separate Nor Equal offers searching empirical studies of Southern women and a conceptual model for feminist scholarship as a whole.

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Barbara Ellen Smith is Director of the Center for Research on Women and Associate Professor of Sociology at The University of Memphis.<br> <br> CONTRIBUTORS: Cynthia D. Anderson, Fran Ansley, Monica Appleby, Patricia Beaver, Gemma Beckley, Cynthia M. Duncan, Patricia B. Lerch, Mahnaz Kousha, Sally W. Maggard, Ann Oberhauser, Michael D. Schulman, Mab Segrest, Barbara Ellen Smith, Carol Stack, Anne-Marie Turnage, Loida Velazquez, Margaret M. Walsh, Susan Williams, Darlene Wilson

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