Abstract

Abstract:

This article explores the ways in which anti-black-woman body politics manifest themselves in the lives of Caribbean women living in the United States. Specifically, using the personal narratives of black Caribbean immigrant women, I examine these women's encounters with ideologies that marginalize them based on their bodies and preserve contemporary anti-black-woman ideologies in "post-racial" United States. This study addresses two areas that are typically understudied in body image research of black women: a critical understanding of how anti-black-woman sentiments manifest themselves in the everyday lives of black women and black women's own voices and reflections on their embodied social realities.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1520
Print ISSN
0732-1562
Pages
pp. 199-214
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-25
Open Access
No
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