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978-1-66690-774-2 • Hardback • October 2022 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
978-1-66690-775-9 • eBook • October 2022 • $45.00 • (£35.00)
Rosalyn D. Davis is licensed psychologist and clinical associate professor of psychology at Indiana University Kokomo.
Sharon L. Bowman is professor and chair in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling at Ball State University.
In Overworked and Undervalued: Black Women and Success, the authors illuminate readers by presenting the personal stories of a group of Black women professionals who shed light on the dismal statistics surrounding Black women’s rates of suicide and health care problems relative to our racial and gender counterparts. At various points in their ascension, they faced unfair, egregious acts of racial/gender discrimination and bias. They have been questioned by teachers, supervisors, and managers about their mere presence in certain settings, not to mention their presumed competence. Even at senior levels, they continue to experience the dehumanizing acts. The authors also recount the impacts of these ‘slights’ on their esteem, confidence, and sense of humanity. The biggest ‘slight’ is the one that lurks beneath the surface of individual acts by a single individual or group and entails the ubiquitous expectation that they work well beyond the call of duty—an expectation they found themselves personally embodying… This book is a gift to those who want to know the essence of psychological liberation. — Chalmer E. F. Thompson, Indiana University-Purdue University