Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment / Edition 2

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment / Edition 2

by Patricia Hill Collins, Patricia Hill Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415924847

ISBN-13: 9780415924849

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those African-American women outside academe. She not only provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist

thinkers as Angela Davis, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde, but she shows the importance of

Overview

In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those African-American women outside academe. She not only provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist

thinkers as Angela Davis, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde, but she shows the importance of self-defined knowledge for group empowerment. In the tenth anniversary edition of this award-winning work, Patricia Hill Collins expands the basic arguments of the first edition by adding several

important new themes. A new discussion of heterosexism as a system of power, an expanded treatment of images of Black womanhood, U.S. Black feminism's connections to Black Diasporic feminisms, and more attention to the importance of social class and nationalism all appear in the new

edition. In addition, the new edition includes recent developments in black cultural studies, especially black popular culture, as well as recent events and trends such as the Anita Hill hearings and the backlash against affirmative action.

exploration of a multiplicity of responses. (Women's Review of Books)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415924849
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Perspectives on Gender Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition. Preface to the Second Edition. Acknowledgements Part 1: The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought 1. The Politics of Black Feminist Thought 2. Distinguishing Features of Black Feminist Thought Part 2: Core Themes in Black Feminist Thought 3. Work, Family and Black Women's Oppression 4. Mammies, Matriarchs and other Controlling Images 5. The Power of Self-Definition 6. The Sexual Politics of Black Womanhood 7. Black Women's Love Relationships 8. Black Women and Motherhood 9. Rethinking Black Women's Activism Part 3: Black Feminism, Knowledge and Power 10. US Black Feminism in Transnational Context 11. Black Feminist Epistemology 12. Toward a Politics of Empowerment

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