Birthing Black Mothers

Birthing Black Mothers traces how the crisis frame has transformed Black mothers into a distinct form of Left political currency during the era of Black Lives Matter (BLM). Black mothers become political currency when the category ...

Birthing Black Mothers

Birthing Black Mothers

In Birthing Black Mothers Black feminist theorist Jennifer C. Nash examines how the figure of the “Black mother” has become a powerful political category. “Mothering while Black” has become synonymous with crisis as well as a site of cultural interest, empathy, fascination, and support. Cast as suffering and traumatized by their proximity to Black death—especially through medical racism and state-sanctioned police violence—Black mothers are often rendered as one-dimensional symbols of tragic heroism. In contrast, Nash examines Black mothers’ self-representations and public performances of motherhood—including Black doulas and breastfeeding advocates alongside celebrities such as Beyoncé, Serena Williams, and Michelle Obama—that are not rooted in loss. Through cultural critique and in-depth interviews, Nash acknowledges the complexities of Black motherhood outside its use as political currency. Throughout, Nash imagines a Black feminist project that refuses the lure of locating the precarity of Black life in women and instead invites readers to theorize, organize, and dream into being new modes of Black motherhood.

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Birthing Black Mothers
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Jennifer C. Nash
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-30 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In Birthing Black Mothers Black feminist theorist Jennifer C. Nash examines how the figure of the “Black mother” has become a powerful political category. “Mothering while Black” has become synonymous with crisis as well as a site of cultural interest, empathy, fascination, and support. Cast as suffering and traumatized by
Birthing Black Mothers
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Jennifer C. Nash
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

Jennifer C. Nash examines how the figure of the "Black mother" has become a powerful political category synonymous with crisis, showing how they are often rendered into one-dimensional symbols of tragic heroism and the ground zero of Black life.
Having Your Baby
Language: en
Pages: 414
Authors: Hilda Hutcherson, Margaret Williams
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: One World/Ballantine

Provides information about each stage of pregnancy from conception to childbirth, gives advice on pre-and post-natal care, and tells how to prepare for parenthood
The Maternal, Digital Subjectivity, and the Aesthetics of Interruption
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: EL Putnam
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-21 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Bringing together philosophies of the maternal with digital technology may appear to be an arbitrary pairing. However, reading them intertextually through select creative practices reveals how both encompass an aesthetics of interruption that becomes a novel means of understanding subjectivity. EL Putnam investigates how the digital performances of certain artists,
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Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Shanicia Boswell
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-16 - Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

What to Expect When You’re Black, Pregnant, and Expecting “This book stands as the modern-day guide to birthing while Black.” ―Angelina Ruffin-Alexander, certified nurse midwife, owner of Touch of Osun Midwifery Services #1 New Release in Pregnancy & Childbirth and Minority Demographic Studies, Medical Ethics, and Women's Health Nursing Written