Black Woman’s Burden: Commodifying Black Reproduction by N. Rousseau

By N. Rousseau

Black Woman's Burden examines the historic endeavors to manage Black girl sexuality and replica within the usa via equipment of exploitation, keep watch over, repression, and coercion. the parable of the "angry Black lady" has been outfitted over generations via smart rhetoric and oppressive social coverage. right here, Rousseau explores the ongoing effect of labeling and stereotyping at the improvement of regulations that bring about the development of nationwide, racial, and gender identities for Black girls.

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The success of the first sort of persuasion is contingent upon the perceived moral integrity of the speaker. The second form of persuasion relies upon convincing the audience to share in a specific disposition dictated by the speaker. 4 Though Aristotle is directing this philosophical analysis solely at the spoken word, his explanation of the role of persuasion within the establishment of social rhetoric is key. Whether addressing a population, a nation, or simply a small crowd, the speaker must draw its listeners in, in order to achieve the goal of spinning a narrative that his or her listeners will accept as a truth.

The strength of this qualitative approach lies in its location of social phenomena in the material reality of the political economy. As a result, this allows the researcher to locate the commodification of Black women’s reproduction in the United States within the realm of capitalist development and its fundamental link to the development of society. This study assesses the degree to which the historical commodification of Black women’s various forms of labor, specifically biological labor or reproduction, may be inf luenced by social, political, and economic factors (political economy).

Additionally, data are collected for a variety of factors. In performing this exploratory qualitative analysis, this study completes a historical case study of the commodification of Black women’s reproduction in the United States. This study assesses the degree to which the historical commodification of Black women’s various forms of labor, specifically biological labor or reproduction, may be explained by social, political, and economic factors (political economy). In exploring the unique position of Black women’s labor, it is imperative that we form an analysis that is not limited by racist or misogynist ideologies and considers Black women’s historical relations to the economy at the center, rather than as marginal to the dominating group.

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