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Not Your Mother's Mammy: The Black Domestic Worker in Transatlantic Women’s Media
by Tracey L Walters
Rutgers University Press, 2021
eISBN: 978-1-9788-0861-4 | Paper: 978-1-9788-0857-7 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-0858-4
Library of Congress Classification NX652.A37W35 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 704.9496404609

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Not Your Mother’s Mammy examines how black artists, mostly women of the diaspora, many of them former domestics, reconstruct the black female subjectivities of domestics in black media. In doing so, they undermine and defamiliarize the reductive, one-dimensional images of black domestics as perpetual victims lacking voice and agency. In line with international movements like #MeToo and #timesup, the women in these stories demand to be heard.
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