Service, Leadership and Sisterhood: An Overview of Black Sororities in Social Science Research

Title

Service, Leadership and Sisterhood: An Overview of Black Sororities in Social Science Research

ORCID

Marcia D. Hernandez: 0000-0001-9556-7699

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Document Type

Contribution to Book

Department

Sociology

Book Title

Black Sisterhoods: Black Womyn's Representations of Sisterhood Across the Diaspora

Editor(s)

Tamara Bertrand Jones, Denise Davis-Maye, Sophia Rahming, and Jill Andrew

Description

Sisterhood is oft elusive, if not a misunderstood concept. Despite all the factors that could impede the development, elevation, and maintenance of sistering relationships, Black women continue to acknowledge the value of sisterhoods. Sistering offers a lifeline of support and validation. Holding membership in an empowering woman-centered relationship is a special kind of privilege. The authors in this volume contest any assumption that sisterhood is limited to blood relationships and physical proximity. In this volume, we consider sisterhood simultaneously as paradigm and praxis. We approach Sisterhood as Paradigm and attempt to parse out the nature of Sisterhood as it is understood in Black communities in the United States. We hope to convey an organized set of ideas about “sisterhood” to create sisterhood as a model of interaction or way of being with one another, specifically among Black women. As we consider how sisterhood could be enacted as practice. Using Sisterhood as a framework, we explore Sisterhood as Peer Support, examining how Black women provide support to peers in academic and professional settings. we embark on a provision of applied exemplars of sistering in emerging digital media in Digital Sisterhood.

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https://www.worldcat.org/title/black-sisterhoods-paradigms-and-praxis/oclc/1265085227&referer=brief_results

ISBN

978-1772583786

Publication Date

5-25-2022

Publisher

Demeter Press

City

Bradford, Ontario, Canada

Disciplines

Sociology

Service, Leadership and Sisterhood: An Overview of Black Sororities in Social Science Research

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