Harris-Perry, Melissa V. (Melissa Victoria) 1973-
Most widely held works by Melissa V Harris-Perry
Barbershops, bibles, and BET : everyday talk and Black political thought by Melissa V Harris-Perry ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
"Using statistical, experimental, and ethnographic methods Barbershops, Bibles, and BET offers a new perspective on the way public opinion and ideologies are formed at the grassroots level. The book makes an important contribution to our understanding of black politics by shifting the focus from the influence of national elites in opinion formation to the influence of local elites and people in daily interaction with each other. Arguing that African Americans use community dialogue to jointly develop understandings of their collective political interests, Harris-Lacewell identifies for political ideologies that constitute the framework of contemporary black political thought: black Nationalism, black Feminism, black Conservatism, and Liberal Integrationism. These ideologies, the book posits, help African Americans to understand persistent social and economic inequality, to identify the significance of race in that inequality, and to devise strategies for overcoming it."--Jacket.
Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America by Melissa V Harris-Perry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Jezebel's sexual lasciviousness, Mammy's devotion, and Sapphire's outspoken anger -- these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest, such representations force African American women to navigate a virtual crooked room that shames them and shapes their experiences as citizens. Many respond by assuming a mantle of strength that may convince others, and even themselves, that they do not need help. But as a result, the unique political issues of black women are often ignored and marginalized. In this groundbreaking book, Melissa V. Harris-Perry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and experimental research, to understand more deeply black women's political and emotional responses to pervasive negative race and gender images. Not a traditional political science work concerned with office-seeking, voting, or ideology, Sister Citizen instead explores how African American women understand themselves as citizens and what they expect from political organizing. Harris-Perry shows that the shared struggle to preserve an authentic self and secure recognition as a citizen links together black women in America, from the anonymous survivors of Hurricane Katrina to the current First Lady of the United States.
Religion, race, and the American presidency ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"This book examines the role of religion, race, and gender in the American presidency over the past forty years with special attention to elections from 1996 to 2004. It tracks trends, counterintuitive findings, and then analyzes case studies of how recent presidents sought to win over key voting constituencies: mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, seculars, women, Jews, Muslims, Asian Americans, African Americans, and Latinos. It also includes a brief capstone chapter that updates the book by showing how many of these constituencies voted in the 2008 election". -- From backcover.
Bill Moyers journal. August 17, 2007 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Marking the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Bill Moyers gathers insight from Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell and environmental journalist Mike Tidwell, focusing on what the destruction of New Orleans says about American culture and values as well as the nation's readiness for future natural disasters. Celebrated religious historian Martin E. Marty discusses his latest book, The mystery of the child, an innovative and compassionate look into the earliest years of life. Bill Moyers reflects on the controversial career, sudden departure, and uncertain legacy of President Bush's chief political strategist, Karl Rove.
Democracy now! January 11, 2008 [i.e. January 14, 2008 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Race and gender in presidential politics: "In the race for the Democratic nomination, a victory for either Senator Hillary Clinton or Senator Barack Obama--as the first woman or African American Democratic nominee--would be unprecedented in U.S. history. We host a discussion on race and gender politics with feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem and Princeton University Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell"--Democracy Now! website.
Black history month lecture by Melissa V Harris-Perry ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Barbershops, bibles, and B.E.T. : dialogue and the development of Black political thought by Melissa V Harris-Perry ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
African Americans--Attitudes African Americans--Intellectual life African Americans--Politics and government African American women--Political activity African American women--Social conditions Black nationalism Black power CACI International Children Conservatism Conversation analysis Documentary television programs Emergency management Feminism History Hurricane Katrina (2005) Iraq Louisiana--New Orleans Natural disasters Political culture Political science Presidents--Election Presidents--Elections Prisoners of war--Abuse of Race relations--Political aspects Religion and politics Rove, Karl Stereotypes (Social psychology) Television news programs United States
Harris-Lacewell, Melissa Victoria, 1973-
Lacewell, Melissa Victoria Harris-, 1973-
Perry, Melissa V. Harris- (Melissa Victoria Harris-), 1973-