Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the by Patricia Hill Collins

By Patricia Hill Collins

Publish yr note: First released in 1990
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In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American ladies have constructed a wealthy highbrow culture that's not widely recognized. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the phrases and concepts of Black feminist intellectuals in addition to these African-American girls open air academe.

She offers an interpretive framework for the paintings of such in demand Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. the result's a wonderfully crafted ebook that gives the 1st man made assessment of Black feminist concept.

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For example, African-American women from quite diverse backgrounds report similar treatment in stores. Not every individual Black woman consumer need experience 26 BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT being followed in a store as a potential shoplifter, ignored while others are waited on first, or seated near restaurant kitchens and rest rooms, for AfricanAmerican women as a collectivity to recognize that differential group treatment is operating. S. Black women’s group knowledge or standpoint. For example, one core theme concerns multifaceted legacies of struggle, especially in response to forms of violence that accompany intersecting oppressions (Collins 1998d).

Black women intellectuals are not a female segment of William E. B. ” One is neither born an intellectual nor does one become one by earning a degree. Rather, doing intellectual work of the sort envisioned within Black feminism requires a process of self-conscious struggle on behalf of Black women, regardless of the actual social location where that work occurs. S. and Black civil society. Race, class, and gender still constitute intersecting oppressions, but the ways in which they are now organized to produce social injustice differ from prior eras.

In this volume, I aim to describe, analyze, explain the significance of, and contribute to the development of Black feminist thought as critical social theory. In addressing this general goal, I have several specific objectives. First, I summarize selected core themes in Black feminist thought by surveying their historical and contemporary expression. Drawing primarily on the works of AfricanAmerican women scholars and on the thought produced by a wide range of Black women intellectuals, I explore several core themes that preoccupy Black women thinkers.

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