The Angela Y. Davis Reader / Edition 1

The Angela Y. Davis Reader / Edition 1

by Joy James, Lloyd James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631203613

ISBN-13: 9780631203612

Pub. Date: 12/10/1998

Publisher: Wiley

For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on liberation theory and democratic praxis. Challenging the foundations of mainstream discourse, her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced democratic theory, antiracist feminism, critical studies and political struggles.

Even for readers who primarily know her as a revolutionary

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Overview

For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on liberation theory and democratic praxis. Challenging the foundations of mainstream discourse, her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced democratic theory, antiracist feminism, critical studies and political struggles.

Even for readers who primarily know her as a revolutionary of the late 1960s and early 1970s (or as a political icon for militant activism) she has greatly expanded the scope and range of social philosophy and political theory. Expanding critical theory, contemporary progressive theorists - engaged in justice struggles - will find their thought influenced by the liberation praxis of Angela Y. Davis.

The Angela Y. Davis Reader presents eighteen essays from her writings and interviews which have appeared in If They Come in the Morning, Women, Race, and Class, Women, Culture, and Politics, and Black Women and the Blues as well as articles published in women's, ethnic/black studies and communist journals, and cultural studies anthologies. In four parts - "Prisons, Repression, and Resistance", "Marxism, Anti-Racism, and Feminism", "Aesthetics and Culture", and recent interviews - Davis examines revolutionary politics and intellectualism.

Davis's discourse chronicles progressive political movements and social philosophy. It is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary political philosophy, critical race theory, social theory, ethnic studies, American studies, African American studies, cultural theory, feminist philosophy, gender studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631203612
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/10/1998
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
1,317,579
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Prisons, Repression, and Resistance:.

1. Excerpts from Angela Davis: an Autobiography.

2. Political Prisoners, Prisons and Black Liberation.

3. Unfinished Lecture on Liberation - II.

4. Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Punishment Industry.

Part II: Marxism, Anti-Racism and Feminism:.

5. Reflections on the Black Woman's Role in the Community of Slaves.

6. Rape, Racism, and the Capitalist Setting.

7. Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Challenge to Racism.

8. Joanne Little: The Dialectics of Rape.

9. Women and Capitalism: Dialectics of Oppression and Liberation.

10. The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective.

11. Outcast Mothers and Surrogates: Racism and Reproductive Politics in the Nineties.

12. Black Women and the Academy.

Part III: Aesthetics and Culture:.

13. For a People's Culture.

14. I Used To Be Your Sweet Mama: Ideology, Sexuality and Domesticity.

15. Photography and Afro-American History.

16. Afro Images: Politics, Fashion, and Nostalgia.

17. Meditations on the Legacy of Malcolm X.

18. Black Nationalism: The Sixties and the Nineties.

Part IV: Interviews: .

19. Coalition Building Among People of Color: A Discussion With Angela Y. Davis and Elizabeth Martinez.

20. Reflections on Race, Class, and Gender in the USA.

Appendix: Opening Defense Statement Presented By Angela Y. Davis in Santa Clara County Superior Court March 29, 1972.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

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