Black Womanist Ethics

Black Womanist Ethics

by Katie Geneva Cannon
     
 

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This study articulates the distinctive moral character of the Afro-American women's community. Beginning with a reconstructive history of the Afro-American woman's situation in America, the work next traces the emergence of the Black woman's literary tradition and explains its importance in expressing the moral wisdom of Black women. The life and work of Zora Neale…  See more details below

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This study articulates the distinctive moral character of the Afro-American women's community. Beginning with a reconstructive history of the Afro-American woman's situation in America, the work next traces the emergence of the Black woman's literary tradition and explains its importance in expressing the moral wisdom of Black women. The life and work of Zora Neale Hurston is examined in detail for her unique contributions to the moral tradition of the Afro-American woman. A final chapter initiates a promising exchange between the works of Hurston and those of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr. A pioneering and multi-dimensional work, Black Womanist Ethics is at once a study in ethics, gender and race.

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ISBN-13:
9781555402150
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Series:
American Academy of Religion Academy Series, #60
Pages:
250

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