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Spoils of War: Women of Color, Cultures, and Revolutions

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Women of color remain arguably the most economically, politically, and socially marginalized group in the United States and the Third World. In "Spoils of War", a diverse group of distinguished contributors suggest that acts of aggression resulting from the racism and sexism inherent in social institutions can be viewed as a sort of "war," experienced daily by women of color.

Author Biography: RenŽe T. White is assistant professor of sociology at Central Connecticut State ...

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Overview

Women of color remain arguably the most economically, politically, and socially marginalized group in the United States and the Third World. In "Spoils of War", a diverse group of distinguished contributors suggest that acts of aggression resulting from the racism and sexism inherent in social institutions can be viewed as a sort of "war," experienced daily by women of color.

Author Biography: RenŽe T. White is assistant professor of sociology at Central Connecticut State University and the author of "Black Texts & Textuality" (Rowman & Littlefield) and "Putting Risk in Perspective" (Rowman & Littlefield). Sharpley-Whiting and White also co-edited "Fanon: A Critical Reader". T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting is assistant professor of African-American studies at Purdue University, and the author of "Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French" and "Frantz Fanon: Conflicts and Feminisms" (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).

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Angela Y. Davis
A diverse collection of interdisciplinary voices that eloquently testifies to the ongoing historical and transnational resistance waged by women of color around the world against the many and varied forces that oppress them.
Angela Y. Davis
A diverse collection of interdisciplinary voices that eloquently testifies to the ongoing historical and transnational resistance waged by women of color around the world against the many and varied forces that oppress them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847686056
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition number: 240
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Renée T. White is assistant professor of sociology at Central Connecticut State University and the author of Black Texts & Textuality (Rowman & Littlefield) and Putting Risk in Perspective (Rowman & Littlefield). Sharpley-Whiting and White also co-edited Fanon: A Critical Reader. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting is assistant professor of African-American studies at Purdue University, and the author of Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French and Frantz Fanon: Conflicts and Feminisms (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Pt. I Working Women, Activist Academics and the Politics of Academe
1 Ella Baker, "Black Women's Work" and Activist Intellectuals 3
2 Struggling along the Race-Gender Academic Divide 19
Pt. II Spoils of War: Women, Sexual Identity, and Violence
3 In the Name of Love and Survival: Interpretations of Sexual Violence among Young Black American Women 27
4 When a Black Woman Cries Rape: Discourses of Unrapeability, Intraracial Sexual Violence, and the State of Indiana v. Michael Gerard Tyson 45
Pt. III Middle Eastern Women, Feminism, and Resistance in the Postcolonial Era
5 Women and the Gulf War: A Critique of Feminist Responses 59
6 Feminism and the Challenge of Muslim Fundamentalism 83
Pt. IV Literary and Autobiographical Portraitures and Landscapes of Identity, Exile, and Gender
7 Women, War, Autobiography, and the Historiographic Metafictional Text: Unveiling the Veiled in Assia Djebar's L'amour, la fantasia 103
8 Contested Crossings: Identities, Gender, and Exile in Le baobab fou 113
9 Radical Ambiguities and the Chicana Lesbian: Body Topographies on Contested Lands 127
Afterword 151
Bibliography 153
Index 167
About the Contributors 175
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