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    Decolonizing anthropology
    (Wiley, 2023-07-14) Bolles, A. Lynn
    Thirty-two years after the publication of Faye V. Harrison's edited volume, Decolonizing Anthropology: Moving Further toward an Anthropology of Liberation, I take stock of the book's origins and its impact on the discipline. Despite intellectual barriers and postmodernist critiques, Decolonizing Anthropology has influenced a generation of anthropologists who carry forward the book's original spirit. Focusing on the third edition, I show that Decolonizing has both reflected and incited changes in the discipline. Finally, I turn to some recent work in which scholars continue to push the boundaries of what decolonizing anthropology can mean. Throughout, I emphasize the importance of decolonization as a practice in anthropology and highlight the ongoing struggles and successes of scholars working in this tradition.
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    Beyond role strain: Work–family sacrifice among underrepresented minority faculty
    (Wiley, 2022-06-29) Zambrana, Ruth Enid; Hardaway, Cecily R.; Neubauer, Leah C.
    Objective This study describes the perceived work demands and family caregiving obligations associated with work–family life among URM faculty and the coping strategies used to negotiate the integration of roles. Background Past research on families focuses primarily on professional majority-culture families and often fails to include traditionally and historically underrepresented minority (URM) families. The study of how URM professionals negotiate work and family obligations and economic and institutional constraints remains relatively absent in the family science discourse. Method In-depth individual and group interviews (N = 58) were conducted with US-born African American, Mexican American, and Puerto Rican faculty at research universities. Results The overarching theorizing anchor that grounded the themes was sacrifice. Three themes emerged: excessive work demands/role strain; commitments and caregiving obligations to family of origin and nuclear family; and few coping strategies and resources to maintain a balanced life. Conclusion This analysis offers insight into the multiple factors that affect the experiences of URM academics in their workplaces that deeply influence work roles and self-care and its impact on family roles. These data fill a gap by applying alternative frameworks to explore the work–family nexus among racialized groups. Implications New research frontiers are offered to study the work–family nexus for URM faculty and how higher education can respond to alleviate excessive work demands and work–family life conflicts.
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    Womanist Consciousness: Maggie Lena Walker and the Independent Order of Saint Luke
    (University of Chicago Press, 1989) Barkley Brown, Elsa
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    Theorizing Structures in Women's Studies
    (Katie King, 2002-05) King, Katie
    This essay was written in the midst of my local feminist community's struggles to create a new Ph.D. program in women's studies, and as we labor over the difficulties of communication across disciplines and generations. Local historical developments contextualize these struggles.