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Author West, Traci C., 1959-

Title Wounds of the spirit : Black women, violence, and resistance ethics / Traci C. West.

Published New York : New York University Press, [1999]
©1999

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 UniM Bail  362.8808996 WEST    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243) and index.
Contents I. Listening to Women's Stories. 1. Testimony from Nonfiction Literature. 2. Contemporary Testimony from Interviews -- II. Paying Attention to Women's Anguish. 3. Emotional and Spiritual Consequences -- III. Deciphering the Role of Society. 4. Theoretical Resources. 5. A Sampler of Cultural Assaults -- IV. Garnering Methods of Resistance. 6. Identifying Resistance. 7. Maintaining the Momentum, Sustaining an Ethic of Resistance.
Summary In Wounds of the Spirit, Traci West employs first person accounts -- from slave narratives to contemporary interviews to Tina Turner's autobiography -- to document a historical legacy of violence against black women in the United States. West, a black feminist Christian ethicist, situates spiritual matters within a discussion of the psycho-social impact of intimate assault against African American women.
Subject African American women -- Crimes against.
African American women -- Social conditions.
Rape -- United States.
Wife abuse -- United States.
Child sexual abuse -- United States.
Racism -- United States.
Sex discrimination against women -- United States.
ISBN 0814793347 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814793355 (paperback: alk. paper)