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Harris-Perry, Melissa V. (Melissa Victoria) 1973-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 2,215 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Moderator
Classifications: E185.86, 305.48896073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melissa V Harris-Perry
Sister citizen : shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America by Melissa V Harris-Perry( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member 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
Barbershops, bibles, and BET : everyday talk and Black political thought by Melissa V Harris-Perry( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member 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( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member 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 is an examination of 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 citizens links together black women in America, from the anonymous survivors of Hurricane Katrina to the current First Lady of the United States
Bill Moyers journal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member 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! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CACI awarded millions in new government contracts: "The private military firm CACI International was recently awarded lucrative, multi-million dollar contracts from the U.S. Army and the Department of Justice. The contracts came despite a lawsuit CACI is facing for alleged abuses in Iraqi prisons, including Abu Ghraib. We speak with attorney Susan Burke, who filed the suit on behalf of 256 prisoners held in Iraqi jails"--Democracy Now! website
Barbershops, bibles, and B.E.T. : dialogue and the development of Black political thought by Melissa V Harris-Perry( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers Journal: Europe and Islam [and] America and Race ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In her book Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, Melissa Harris-Lacewell studies various ways that racial and political issues are discussed in America. Bill Moyers talks with the Princeton University associate professor about the need for constructive public dialog as the racial makeup of the United States evolves. Also on the program are Harper's Magazine publisher John R. MacArthur, author of The Selling of "Free Trade": NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy, and writer Bruce Bawer--who left the U.S. to escape religious fundamentalism and homophobic bigotry--on what his journey says about the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Europe. Broadcast date: May 18, 2007. (58 minutes)
Sister citizen [shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America] by Melissa V Harris-Perry( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From a highly resgarded thinker on race, gender, and American politics, a new consideration of the pervasive stereotypes black women encounter, and an analysis of how these representations shape their experiences as citizens
Between the lines ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Author and political commentator, Melissa Harris-Perry, moderates a panel discussion of Stephen L. Carter's "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln."
Black history month lecture by Melissa V Harris-Perry( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ware lecture faith and reason : race, justice, and American political life by Unitarian Universalist Association( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, this year's Ware Lecturer, will challenge us to pause in the moment of American racial transformation and ask about how faith and reason can guide our politics toward more just ends. We Americans do use religious and rational justifications for democratic processes, policy directions, and political goals. In fact, in many ways the American state is the God figure in our nation's civic religion. But the realities of black life in America have historically served to challenge the American project in both moral and secular realms."--From conference guide
Films at the Schomburg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Reflections Unheard" is a documentary that focuses on the marginalization of Black women in both the Black male-centered civil rights and Black Power movements and White middle class-centered women's movement of the 1960s and 70s. Following a screening at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the filmmaker, Nev Nnaji, discusses the making of the film and her career path with Melissa Harris-Perry
 
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Alternative Names
Harris-Lacewell, Melissa Victoria 1973-
Harris-Perry, Melissa V.
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Perry, Melissa V. Harris- (Melissa Victoria Harris-), 1973-
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Languages
English (32)
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