Download e-book for iPad: Black Woman’s Burden: Commodifying Black Reproduction by N. Rousseau

By N. Rousseau

ISBN-10: 0230623948

ISBN-13: 9780230623941

ISBN-10: 1349379093

ISBN-13: 9781349379095

Black Woman's Burden examines the historic endeavors to control Black lady sexuality and replica within the usa via tools of exploitation, regulate, repression, and coercion. the parable of the "angry Black lady" has been outfitted over generations via shrewdpermanent rhetoric and oppressive social coverage. the following, Rousseau explores the continuing influence of labeling and stereotyping at the improvement of guidelines that result in the development of nationwide, racial, and gender identities for Black girls.

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Nation. First through government sanctioned policies that exploit biological, productive, and reproductive labor during the slave era. Then, during the industrial era, while restricting Black women’s reproduction through compulsory sterilization programs, the capitalist structure continues to grow itself through the exploitation On Historical Womanist Theory 23 of Black (and other) wage labor. Later Black women’s labor is controlled through propaganda imagery that vilifies Black motherhood. In the following period, the current era, now nationally perceived as a problem, Black women are no longer forced or manipulated into compliance in order to control her labor and reproduction.

9 This research analyzes information by examining data for patterns and trends. These characteristics may guide research on the national economy’s impact on Black women’s reproduction in the United States. Data in this study are managed through tables and figures constructed to organize and code the findings of each of the four reproductive policy periods between 1845 and 2009. For this study’s analysis, tables are constructed to organize the findings. The tables depict the data of reproductive policy analysis: 1845–2009 as follows: Black women’s reproduction in the agricultural era: 1845–1865; Black women’s reproduction in the industrial era: 1929–1954; Black women’s reproduction in the era of global capitalism in the electronic age: 1975–1995 and 1996– 2009.

Poverty, drug abuse, etc. 4 Why Black Reproduction? Method of variable analysis Variable Analyzed Method of Analysis Policy Specific policies that disproportionately affect black women’s reproduction w/in the policy period. Other significant policies may have occurred at the time, but these are specific to reproduction. , status of the economy, technology, labor, etc. , animalistic, parasitic, pathological, or malicious. , paternalistic, separatist, reformist, or punitive. Type of Policy Types of policies: exploitative, restrictive, controlling, or coercive.

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