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Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice

Womanism against Socially Constructed Matriarchal Images

A Theoretical Model toward a Therapeutic Goal

Authors: Hill, M.

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About this book

This book stems from a concern to assist pastoral counsellors in developing a therapeutic alliance with African-American women. It focuses on the social construct of the African-American matriarch, which can easily misinform the counsellor and cause emotional jeopardy for African-American women who attempt to live up to its expectations.

About the authors

MARKEVA HILL Executive Director of the Multicultural Counselling Center in Denver, Colorado, USA. She is a certified pastoral counsellor trained in spiritual and clinical healing.

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"MarKeva Gwendolyn Hill has given us an insightful, practical, and profound work of pastoral theology. She illuminates not only the dilemma of African-American women and their relation to their mothers, but a much wider range of the human struggle against oppression and dehumanization. And she ventures to propose a pastoral approach centered on an understanding of forgiveness as a fundamental life process rooted in divine grace that is deeply informed, experientially, clinically, and theologically, and that empowers effective social action as well as personal healing and reconciliation. This is creative and significant liberationist pastoral theology; highly recommended!" - Rodney J. Hunter, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

"This book is a very intriguing, mind-expanding, well-written, and scholarly but practical examination and guide to how pastoral counseling can enable African American women to edit and re-author the matriarchal image into which they were recruited by slavery and racism. Its goal is to help the African American woman to become a womanist taking over the agency and control of her own identity formation as well as enabling mothers and daughters to forgive and become full human beings." - Edward P. Wimberly, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Interdenominational Theological Center


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • “My Soul Looks Back and Wonders”

    Hill, MarKeva Gwendolyn

    Pages 1-21

  • Who Is the African American Female?

    Hill, MarKeva Gwendolyn

    Pages 23-42

  • African American Mother/Daughter Social Construction

    Hill, MarKeva Gwendolyn

    Pages 43-59

  • Womanism: Embodying One’s Own Particularity

    Hill, MarKeva Gwendolyn

    Pages 61-75

  • Psychological Confrontation of Matriarchy

    Hill, MarKeva Gwendolyn

    Pages 77-100

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eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-01076-6
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-34065-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-34326-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Womanism against Socially Constructed Matriarchal Images
Book Subtitle
A Theoretical Model toward a Therapeutic Goal
Authors
Series Title
Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
MarKeva Gwendolyn Hill
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01076-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137010766
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34065-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34326-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 167
Topics