New Release – Afrikan American Women: Living at the Crossroads of Race, Gender, Class, and Culture (Second Edition) Edited by Huberta Jackson-Lowman
San Diego, CA – August 14, 2023 – Cognella Academic Publishing is proud to announce the publication of the second edition of Afrikan American Women: Living at the Crossroads of Race, Gender, Class, and Culture edited by Huberta Jackson-Lowman. The anthology provides students with a selection of carefully curated readings that comprehensively address the psychological experience of women with Afrikan ancestry in the United States.
The anthology brings together the work of psychologists, social workers, historians, and other scholars who have studied Black female oppression. Their research examines the effects of race, gender, class, and culture on the mental, emotional, and physical health and psychosocial adjustment of Afrikan American women. The book provides a psycho-historical analysis of the experience of these women across their lifespans and discusses the historical and contemporary issues that have contributed to the current conditions they face.
The second edition features new authors and readings that examine the divine feminine, Black and Afrikan feminisms, colorism and hair bias, minimization of sexual assault, Black lesbian youth, Black motherhood, rites of passage, mourning and activism, and the women of the Black Panthers. Readings that were featured in the first edition of the anthology have been updated by their authors.
Afrikan American Women is ideal for courses in women’s studies, Afrikan American studies, psychology, and sociology courses.
About the Editor
Huberta Jackson-Lowman is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Department of Psychology at Florida A&M University, where for more than 20 years she taught a course focusing on the psychology of Afrikan American women. In conjunction with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, she developed the first course on the psychological experiences of the Black female in the late 1970s. Through her business, Ori-re-re Oracles Coaching & Consulting, LLC, she provides training, workshops, and presentations on the psychological experiences of Black women and girls, and develops and implements cultural strategies focused on healing and empowering Black families and communities.
Learn more about the textbook and request a digital review copy: https://titles.cognella.com/afrikan-american-women-9781793511041