Anna Julia Cooper, Visionary Black Feminist: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

Anna Julia Cooper, Visionary Black Feminist: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

by Vivian M. May
     
 

Born into slavery in 1858, Anna Julia Cooper was a renowned scholar, educator, and activist who called for critical consciousness and collective action on the part of all marginalized people. Rejecting notions that Cooper was an elitist duped by dominant ideologies, Vivian M. May examines Cooper's visionary politics and defiant philosophy to reveal her radical… See more details below

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Born into slavery in 1858, Anna Julia Cooper was a renowned scholar, educator, and activist who called for critical consciousness and collective action on the part of all marginalized people. Rejecting notions that Cooper was an elitist duped by dominant ideologies, Vivian M. May examines Cooper's visionary politics and defiant philosophy to reveal her radical methodology of dissent. May explores Cooper's extraordinary life and writings on subjects as wide-ranging as capitalism and slavery, the Haitian revolution, Black feminism, and Pan-Africanism, showing how, across six decades of work, Cooper helped to lay the foundations of modern-day race and gender studies.

About the Author:
Vivian M. May is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Syracuse University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415956420
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Foreword   Beverly Guy-Sheftall     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: "A Woman of Rare Courage and Conviction"     1
"A little more than ordinary interest in the underprivileged": Cooper's Lifelong Commitment to Liberation     13
"Life must be something more than dilettante speculation": Cooper's Multidimensional Praxis     45
"If you object to imaginary lines - don't draw them!": Cooper's Border-Crossing Methods     79
"Failing at the most essential provision of the revolutionary ideal": Lessons from France and Haiti's Transatlantic Struggle over Abolition and Egalite     107
Mapping Sites of Power: Cooper's Redefinition of "the philosophic mind"     141
Tracing Resistant Legacies, Rethinking Intellectual Genealogies: Reflections on Cooper's Black Feminist Theorizing     169
Notes     189
References     205
Index     225

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