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Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman
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Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1978, this book caused a storm of controversy as Micheke Wallace blasted the masculinist bias of the black politics that emerged from the sixties. She described how women remained marginalized by the patriarchal culture of Black Power and the ways in which a genuine female subjectivity was blocked by the traditional myths of black womanhood. In 1990 the author added a new introduction examining the debate the book had sparked between intellectuals and political leaders; an extensive bibliography of contemporary black feminist studies was also added. Black Macho raised issues and arguments that framed the terms of current feminist and black theory and continues to be relevant today.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 07/04/1999 ISBN-13: 9781859842966  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michele Wallace has taught creative writing and Afro-American Literature at the universities of California, Oklahoma and Buffalo and is currently Professor of English and Women's Studies at the City College of New York. She has been a regular contributor to Zeta, the Village Voice and Art Forum.

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