African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill - Clarence Thomas / Edition 1

African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill - Clarence Thomas / Edition 1

by Geneva Smitherman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814325300

ISBN-13: 9780814325308

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

An essential voice has been added to the ongoing national debate and public discourse on race, class, and gender. African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas is the first commentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas confrontation written exclusively by African American women. Margaret Walker Alexander, Angela Y. Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, Harriette…  See more details below

Overview

An essential voice has been added to the ongoing national debate and public discourse on race, class, and gender. African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas is the first commentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas confrontation written exclusively by African American women. Margaret Walker Alexander, Angela Y. Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, Harriette McAdoo, Julianne Malveaux, and other scholars and writers offer reflections and in-depth analyses on one of the most wrenching public dramas in recent history. Diverse and interdisciplinary in scope, the contributions clarify the significance of the event and examine the broader ramifications for the African American community and the nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814325308
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
African-American Life Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
On the Turning Up of Unidentified Black Female Corpses17
Statement of Anita F. Hill to the Senate Judiciary Committee19
Statement of Clarence Thomas to the Senate Judiciary Committee25
Where I'm Coming From31
Observations of a Journalist on the Wretched Spectacle32
A Righteous Rage and a Grassroots Mobilization45
Social and Political Thought on Anita Hill from the Feminist and Black Communities: The Scapegoat and the Sacrificial Lamb53
Whose "Boy" Is This?75
High-Tech Lynching on Capitol Hill: Oral Narratives from African American Women80
Imaging Lynching: African American Women, Communities of Struggle, and Collective Memory100
The Circling of the Wagons: The Odyssey of Anita Hill125
Faults in the Movement: The End of One Era and the Beginning of Another135
Anita at the Battle of the Bush: Thomas on the Hill: Dark Town Strutters Ball141
Making Sense of Our Differences: African American Women on Anita Hill150
The Year of the Woman or the Woman of the Year: Was There Really an "Anita Hill Effect"?159
For Pleasure, Profit, and Power: The Sexual Exploitation of Black Women168
Clarence Thomas As Lynching Victim: Reflections on Anita Hill's Role in the Thomas Confirmation Hearings178
Of Metaphors and Meaning: Language, Ways of Knowing, Memory Holes, and a Politic Recall182
A Forensic Psychiatrist Reflects on Sexual Harassment200
The Tongue or the Sword: Which Is Master?208
Testifyin, Sermonizin, and Signifyin: Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas and the African American Verbal Tradition224
Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Crisis of Black Political Leadership243
Where I'm Coming From266
Contributors267
Index271

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