Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies

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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 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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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 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.

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.

Frances Smith Foster is a 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 at Emory University.

Beverly Guy-Sheftall is president of the National Women's Studies Association, the founding director of the Women's Research and Resource Center, and a professor of women's studies at Spelman College.



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"Still Brave is among the most important collections of writings to date."&#8212ForeWord

“A courageous, beautiful history of global importance. Black feminism and Black Women’s Studies are monumental achievements. Still Brave shows why.”&#8212Catharine R. Stimpson, professor and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University

“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.”&#8212Claire G. Moses, editorial director, Feminist Studies; professor of women’s studies, University of Maryland

“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"&#8212Sandra M. Gilbert, Distinguished Professor of English Emerita, University of California, Davis

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, professor, Princeton University
“In short [Still Brave] is courageous, necessary, and exquisitely edited. It is a true testament to the scholar to which it is dedicated.”&#8212Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African American Studies, Princeton University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558616110
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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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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