Of mules and pearls: the lived experiences of black single mothers

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dc.contributor Black, Jason Edward
dc.contributor Cooper, Brittney
dc.contributor.advisor Boylorn, Robin M.
dc.contributor.author Ross, Jacqueline DeShawn
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:26:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:26:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000923
dc.identifier.other Ross_alatus_0004M_11097
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1416
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Black women are one of the most silenced groups in our society and are often judged for their behaviors in comparison to White women. This judgment is most prevalent regarding motherhood, specifically single motherhood. Most research on Black single mothers focuses on the quantity of Black single mother headed households in the Black community as opposed to the true quality of life that Black single mothers provide for their children. This study, which includes interactive interviews and autoethnography, focuses on the ways that Black women self-define as single mothers and reimagine their family dynamics in the wake of White pseudo-traditional family standards.
dc.format.extent 98 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.subject.other African American studies
dc.subject.other Women's studies
dc.title Of mules and pearls: the lived experiences of black single mothers
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Communication Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Communication Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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