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The Resource Shapeshifters : Black girls and the choreography of citizenship, Aimee Meredith Cox

Shapeshifters : Black girls and the choreography of citizenship, Aimee Meredith Cox

Label
Shapeshifters : Black girls and the choreography of citizenship
Title
Shapeshifters
Title remainder
Black girls and the choreography of citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Aimee Meredith Cox
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Shapeshifters Aimee Meredith Cox explores how young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender violence to create and imagine lives for themselves. Based on eight years of fieldwork at a local shelter for women and girls, Cox shows how the shelter's residents -who range in age from fifteen to twenty-two- employ strategic methods she characterizes as choreography to disrupt the social hierarchies and prescriptive narratives that work to marginalize them. Among these are dance and poetry, which residents learn in shelter workshops. These outlets for performance and self-expression, Cox shows, are key to the residents exercising their agency, while their creation of alternative family structures demands a rethinking of notions of care, protection, and love. Cox also uses these young women's experiences to tell larger stories of Detroit's history, the Great Migration, deindustrialization, the politics of respectability, and the construction of Black girls and women as social problems. With Shapeshifters Cox gives a voice to young Black women who find creative and non-normative solutions to the problems that come with being young, Black, and female in America." -- back cover
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cox, Aimee Meredith
Dewey number
305.23082/896073077434
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.C5898 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American girls
  • Homeless girls
  • African American homeless persons
Label
Shapeshifters : Black girls and the choreography of citizenship, Aimee Meredith Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The move experiment
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Part I Terrain
  • Introduction
  • "We came here to be different": the Brown family and remapping Detroit
  • Part II Scripts
  • Renovations
  • Narratives of protest and play
  • Part III Bodies
  • Sex, gender, and scripted bodies
Control code
ocn892878735
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 280 pages
Isbn
9780822359319
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015005598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)892878735
Label
Shapeshifters : Black girls and the choreography of citizenship, Aimee Meredith Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The move experiment
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Part I Terrain
  • Introduction
  • "We came here to be different": the Brown family and remapping Detroit
  • Part II Scripts
  • Renovations
  • Narratives of protest and play
  • Part III Bodies
  • Sex, gender, and scripted bodies
Control code
ocn892878735
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 280 pages
Isbn
9780822359319
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015005598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)892878735

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