Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies

Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies

by Frances Smith Foster
     
 

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Cheryl Clarke, Angela Davis, bell hooks, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker—from the pioneers of black women’s studies comes Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies, the definitive collection of race and gender writings today. Including Alice Walker’s groundbreaking elucidation of the term “womanist,”

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Cheryl Clarke, Angela Davis, bell hooks, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker—from the pioneers of black women’s studies comes Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies, the definitive collection of race and gender writings today. Including Alice Walker’s groundbreaking elucidation of the term “womanist,” discussions of women’s rights as human rights, and a piece on the Obama factor, the collection speaks to the ways that feminism has evolved and how black women have confronted racism within it.

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"Still Brave is among the most important collections of writings to date."—ForeWord Reviews

Still Brave is a monumental book that reminds us of the centrality of Black Womanist genius and talent grounded in courage and struggle. We can never understand what it means to be modern, new world, or African without this precious volume.” —Cornel West, author of Race Matters

“Radiant with intellectual energy, this sequel to But Some of Us Were Brave will be as indispensable to women’s studies scholars of every race, age, ethnicity, and theoretical orientation as its precursor was."—Sandra M. Gilbert, author of The Madwoman in the Attic

“In short [Still Brave] is courageous, necessary, and exquisitely edited. It is a true testament to the scholar to which it is dedicated.”—Melissa Harris-Perry, author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

“A courageous, beautiful history of global importance. Black feminism and Black Women’s Studies are monumental achievements. Still Brave shows why.” —Catharine R. Stimpson, author of Where the Meanings Are: Feminism and Cultural Spaces

“Faculty and students at all levels of higher education; community activists; policymakers; and those just plain curious to read the very best scholarship on race and gender from the past 25 years will welcome the publication of this volume.”—Claire G. Moses, editorial director emerita, Feminist Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558616110
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
753,708
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Frances Smith Foster is Professor of English and women's studies, the former director of the Emory Institute for Women's Studies, and current chair of the English department. Foster has held a Fulbright and a fellowship from the W. E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard. She has authored or edited fourteen books and numerous articles.

Stanlie M. James is Director of the African and African American Studies Program at Arizona State University, where she holds a joint appointment with the women's and gender studies program. A recipient of a Ford Foundation grant and the Susan Koppelman Award, James earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in international studies at the University of Denver.

Beverly Guy-Sheftall is President of the National Women's Studies Association, the founding Director of the Women's Research and Resource Center, and Professor of Women's Studies at Spelman College. She has been involved with the national women's studies movement since its inception and provided leadership for the establishment of the first women's studies major at a historically Black college.

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