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Real Sister: Stereotypes, Respectability, and Black Women in Reality TV by Jervette R. Ward,Sheena Harris,LaToya Jefferson-James,Alison D. Ligon,Cynthia Davis,Detris Honora Adelabu,Monica Flippin Wynn,Preselfannie E. Whitfield McDaniels,Sharon Lynette Jones,Terry A. Nelson