Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment / Edition 1

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment / Edition 1

by Patricia Hill Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415905974

ISBN-13: 9780415905978

Pub. Date: 12/28/1990

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. 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

Overview

In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. 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 provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. The result is a superbly crafted book that provides the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415905978
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
Perspectives on Gender Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(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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