Black Macho and the myth of the superwoman / Michele Wallace.

by Wallace, Michele [author.]Looking glass.

Publisher: London : Verso, 2015.Edition: [New edition with foreword by Jamilah Lemieux].Description: xlii, 228 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781781688212.Subject(s): African American womenLooking glass | African American menLooking glass | Black power -- United StatesLooking glassNote: Originally published: New York : Dial Press, 1978.Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-223) and index.
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Originally published in 1978, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman caused a storm of controversy. Michele Wallace blasted the masculine biases of the black politics that emerged from the sixties. She described how women remained marginalized by the patriarchal culture of Black Power, demonstrating the ways in which a genuine female subjectivity was blocked by the traditional myths of black womanhood. With a foreword that examines the debate the book has sparked between intellectuals and political leaders, as well as what has--and, crucially, has not--changed over the last four decades, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman continues to be deeply relevant to current feminist debates and black theory today.

Originally published: New York : Dial Press, 1978.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-223) and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. x)
  • Acknowledgements (p. xv)
  • Introduction: How I Saw It Then, How I see It Now (p. xix)
  • Part I Black Macho (p. 1)
  • Part II The Myth of the Superwoman (p. 87)
  • Selected Bibliography (p. 179)
  • Index (p. 225)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Michele Wallace is currently Professor of English at CUNYs Graduate Center and City College. She was Editor-at-Large for Essence magazine, and a columnist for the Village Voice.

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