The Angela Y. Davis Reader / Edition 1

The Angela Y. Davis Reader / Edition 1

by Joy James, Lloyd James
     
 

For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on feminism, anti-racism, political philosophy, and liberation theory. Her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced political and social thought, and contemporary struggles.

This volume presents interviews, essays, and excerpts from Davis’s most important works including her

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Overview

For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on feminism, anti-racism, political philosophy, and liberation theory. Her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced political and social thought, and contemporary struggles.

This volume presents interviews, essays, and excerpts from Davis’s most important works including her memoir. In four parts – Prisons, Repression, and Resistance; Marxism, Anti-Racism, and Feminism; Aesthetics and Culture; and Interviews – Davis examines progressive politics and intellectualism. The extensive introduction by Joy James both provides biographical background and contextualizes the intellectual development of Davis as one of the leading thinkers of our time.

The Angela Y. Davis Reader is essential reading for anyone concerned about social justice, Marxism, and critical race and feminist theory.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IPrisons, Repression, and Resistance
1Excerpts from Angela Davis: An Autobiography29
2Political Prisoners, Prisons, and Black Liberation39
3Unfinished Lecture on Liberation - II53
4Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Punishment Industry61
5From the Prison of Slavery to the Slavery of Prison: Frederick Douglass and the Convict Lease System74
6Racialized Punishment and Prison Abolition96
Pt. IIMarxism, Anti-Racism, and Feminism
7Reflections on the Black Woman's Role in the Community of Slaves111
8Rape, Racism, and the Capitalist Setting129
9Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Challenge to Racism138
10JoAnne Little: The Dialectics of Rape149
11Women and Capitalism: Dialectics of Oppression and Liberation161
12The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective193
13Surrogates and Outcast Mothers: Racism and Reproductive Politics in the Nineties210
14Black Women and the Academy222
Pt. IIIAesthetics and Culture
15Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People's Culture235
16I Used To Be Your Sweet Mama: Ideology, Sexuality, and Domesticity248
17Underexposed: Photography and Afro-American History265
18Afro Images: Politics, Fashion, and Nostalgia273
19Meditations on the Legacy of Malcolm X279
20Black Nationalism: The Sixties and the Nineties289
Pt. IVInterviews
21Coalition Building Among People of Color: A Discussion with Angela Y. Davis and Elizabeth Martinez297
22Reflections on Race, Class, and Gender in the USA307
Pt. VAppendix
Opening Defense Statement Presented by Angela Y. Davis in Santa Clara County Superior Court, March 29, 1972329
Selected Bibliography
Index

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