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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|
|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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