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Societal Pressure on Self Image, Particularly as it Relates to Black Americans

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dc.contributor.advisor Tran, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Akers, Alana
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8402
dc.description.abstract Society puts a lot of pressure on its members, much of which the members of society do not even consciously realize is being placed upon them. There is simultaneously pressure to conform to the things society deems acceptable and pressure to express one’s “true self” within the ways that society finds it all right for people to be different. These two pressures can be especially difficult to reconcile in cases where society either does not accept a particular sort of self-expression as valid or when it is impossible for a person to make the sort of changes that would be necessary to fully conform. In this thesis, I will look at the pressure that society can put on individuals’ self-image, particularly as it affects Black Americans. To accomplish this, I will analyze sections of Carl Elliott’s Better than Well, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Patricia Hill Collins’ Black Sexual Politics. en_US
dc.rights Baylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Societal Pressure. en_US
dc.subject Self Image. en_US
dc.subject Black Americans. en_US
dc.title Societal Pressure on Self Image, Particularly as it Relates to Black Americans en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department University Scholars - Honors Program en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US


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