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The Black Woman

SOC 306 seeks to provide a sociological understanding of the everyday experiences of African American women in the United States. We examine the multiple and intersecting social structures (including racial, gender and class hierarchies) that constrains and constructs Black women’s social location and shape their life chance and life experiences in the African-American community and dominant society.  

Students in SOC 306 read fiction and non-fiction titles, exploring stories relating to the experience of black women.  They engaged in critical thinking to better understand sociological themes and how they tie into real or fictional life experiences.  Students used visual literacy and information literacy skills to create persuasive book talks in order to communicate the meaning of their stories and the connections to sociological thinking to a larger audience.

Recently, SOC 306 Professor Tiffany Gayle Chenault provided her own story at TEDxSalemState University.  Here is that talk:

Americanah | Book Talk

Becoming | Book Talk

This book was listened to as an audiobook meaning page numbers were not available for quotations used; however, chapters can be provided: the quote appearing at 2:52 minute mark is from the Epilogue and the quote appearing at the 4:31 minute mark is from Chapter 6. 

Hidden Figures | Book Talk

How Dare the Sun Rise | Book Talk

Little & Lion | Book Talk

A Mighty Long Way | Book Talk

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl | Book Talk

Monday's Not Coming | Book Talk

Book cover image on on first slide from NOBLE Catalog

My Life, My Love, My Legacy | Book Talk

The Poet X | Book Talk

Queen Sugar | Book Talk

This Side of Home | Book Talk

The slides template for this book talk is titled Black and White Architecture from slidesgo.  Found here

You Can't Touch My Hair | Book Talk

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