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Author Lau, Kimberly J.

Title Body language : sisters in shape, black women's fitness, and feminist identity politics / Kimberly J. Lau.

Published Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, ©2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xi, 187 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-183) and index.
Contents The anatomy of a movement -- Experience : spirituality, sisterhood, and the unspeakable -- Performance : negotiating multiple black womanhoods -- New bodies of knowledge -- Re-articulating feminist identity politics.
Summary In her evocative ethnographic study, Body Language, Kimberly Lau traces the multiple ways in which the success of an innovative fitness program illuminates what identity means to its Black female clientele and how their group interaction provides a new perspective on feminist theories of identity politics-especially regarding the significance of identity to political activism and social change. Sisters in Shape, Inc., Fitness Consultants (SIS), a Philadelphia company, promotes balance in physical, mental, and spiritual health. Its program goes beyond workouts, as it edu.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Feminism -- United States.
Feminist theory -- Political aspects.
Group identity -- United States.
African American women -- Social conditions.
Self-care, Health -- United States.
Women -- Socialization -- United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781439903100 (electronic bk.)
1439903107 (electronic bk.)