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ERIC Number: ED479147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 12
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Connecting Women's Voices: A Symposium on the Intersection of Gender, Race, and Class.
Zimmerman, Lynn W.; McQueen, Laura; Guy, Gwendolyn
Although gender, race, and class are often perceived as three separate issues, the intersection of gender, race, and class holds true, whether the researcher is trying to analyze the elements of a group's identity or trying to analyze the social structures that create this identity. A symposium was organized around three separate narrative research projects, which illustrate how gender, race, and class are interconnected in the lives of the women interviewed. This paper delineates the three projects: (1) Lynn Zimmerman's project examined issues of identity and community in white southern culture and community through the narratives of white and black middle class southern women; (2) Laura McQueen examined the role of community and connection in nursing education through the narratives of white and black nursing educators; and (3) Gwendolyn Guy conducted research which focused on issues of class in the black community by analyzing the narratives of upper middle class black women, who are members of an elite service/friendship club. The paper notes that each of these projects illustrates the importance of providing a new way of understanding and connecting to one another through education. (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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