9780415964722

Black Feminist Thought : Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415964722

  • ISBN10:

    0415964725

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/11/2008
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought,originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without. Here Collins provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. Drawing from fiction, poetry, music and oral history, the result is a superbly crafted and revolutionary book that provided the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought and its canon.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought
The Politics of Black Feminist Thought
Distinguishing Features of Black Feminist Thought
Core Themes in Black Feminist Thought
Work, Family and Black Women's Oppression
Mammies, Matriarchs and other Controlling Images
The Power of Self-Definition
The Sexual Politics of Black Womanhood
Black Women's Love Relationships
Black Women and Motherhood
Rethinking Black Women's Activism
Black Feminism, Knowledge and Power
US Black Feminism in Transnational Context
Black Feminist Epistemology
Toward a Politics of Empowerment
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