Getting and staying in the mainstream: African american women's contributions to the human sciences

Vanessa P. Jackson, Julia R. Miller

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to provide an analytical perspective of the challenges, struggles, obstacles, and successes faced by African American women in the Human Sciences as described in the book, African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences. A content analysis of this book was conducted by the authors to provide a theoretical perspective on the contributions and challenges that African American women professionals have faced while pursuing their careers in the Human Sciences. The theoretical framework for the study was resiliency theory from an ecological approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-91
Number of pages14
JournalFamily and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • African American women
  • Home economics
  • Human Sciences
  • Resiliency theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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