Black Feminist Voices in Politics

Black Feminist Voices in Politics

by Evelyn M. Simien
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791467902

ISBN-13: 9780791467909

Pub. Date: 07/06/2006

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In Black Feminist Voices in Politics, Evelyn M. Simien charts a course for black women’s studies in political science. Examining the simultaneous effects of race and gender on political behavior, Simien uses a national telephone survey sample of the adult African American population to discover the extent to which black women and men support black feminist

Overview

In Black Feminist Voices in Politics, Evelyn M. Simien charts a course for black women’s studies in political science. Examining the simultaneous effects of race and gender on political behavior, Simien uses a national telephone survey sample of the adult African American population to discover the extent to which black women and men support black feminist tenets. At the heart of this book are answers to such questions as: How does the absence of black feminist voices impair our understanding of group consciousness? What factors make individuals more or less likely to adopt black feminist views? Are men just as likely as women to support black feminist tenets? Simien analyzes the survey data, responds to limitations of existing research, and addresses critical questions that many black academics, intellectuals, and activists have devoted significant energy to debating without much empirical evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791467909
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/06/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Charting a Course for Black Women’s Studies in Political Science

2. From Margin to Center: African American Women and Black Feminist Theory

3. Race Trumps Gender or Vice Versa? Cross Pressures and Deliberate Choices

4. Black Feminist Consciousness and Its Determinants: Factors Rooted in Experience

5. Black Feminist Consciousness, Race Consciousness, and Black Political Behavior

6. The Future of Feminist Scholarship and Black Politics Research

Epilogue: Stablility and Change in Attitudes toward Black Feminism

Appendix A: Black Feminist Consciouness
Appendix B: Determinants of Black Feminist Consciousness
Appendix C: Race Consciousness
Appendix D: Political Behavior

References
Index

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