Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-AmericanFeminist Thought

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The New Press #ad - Cole, president, spelman college"the indefatigable Beverly Guy-Sheftall has put together a breathtaking sweep of African American feminist thought in one indispensable volume. Elizabeth spelman, Professor of Philosophy, Smith College. Only since the seventies have black women used the term "feminism. And yet, it is that concept that she uses to bring into the same frame the ideas and analyses of Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Frances W.

E. Harper of the early nineteenth century, and the work of women such as the late Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith, and bell hooks who stand on the threshold of the twenty-first century. She has refused to cut off contemporary African American women from the long line of sisters who have righteously struggled for the liberation of African American women from the dual oppressions of racism and sexism.

Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-AmericanFeminist Thought #ad - From the epilogue by Johnnetta B. In this pathbreaking collection of articles, Dr. Beverly guy-sheftall has taken us from the early 1830s to contemporary times.

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Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History

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University of Illinois Press #ad - Eschewing the great Race Man paradigm so prominent in contemporary discourse, Brittney C. It also confronted entrenched ideas of how--and who--produced racial knowledge. Cooper looks at the far-reaching intellectual achievements of female thinkers and activists like Anna Julia Cooper, Pauli Murray, Fannie Barrier Williams, Mary Church Terrell, and Toni Cade Bambara.

Cooper delves into the processes that transformed these women and others into racial leadership figures, including long-overdue discussions of their theoretical output and personal experiences. Beyond respectability charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals and the evolution of their thought from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s.

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Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

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St. Martin's Press #ad - It’s what makes Michelle Obama an icon. An emma watson "our shared shelf" selection for november/december 2018 • named a best book of 2018/ mentioned by: the new york public library • mashable • the atlantic • bustle • the root • politico magazine "What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer" • NPR • Fast Company "10 Best Books for Battling Your Sexist Workplace" • The Guardian "Top 10 Books About Angry Women" Rebecca Solnit, wrenching, The New Republic: "Funny, pithy, and pointed.

Roxane gay: "i encourage you to check out Eloquent Rage out now. Joy reid, cosmopolitan: "A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibility. America ferrera: "Razor sharp and hilarious. Eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. And it took another intervention, this time staged by one of her homegirls, to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today.

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower #ad - It’s what makes beyoncé’s girl power anthems resonate so hard. This book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again. A best/most anticipated book of 2018 by: Glamour • Chicago Reader • Bustle • Autostraddle.

In brittney cooper’s world, neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win. When cooper learned of her grandmother's eloquent rage about love, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, sex, her life was changed.

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Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

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Routledge #ad - Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, racism among feminists, the devaluation of black womanhood, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, black male sexism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.

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The Crunk Feminist Collection

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The Feminist Press at CUNY #ad - Morris received her Ph. D. From emory university and is currently an associate professor of English at Auburn University. Robin M. She is the author of the award-winning monograph Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience Peter Lang, 2013. To address this void, they started a blog. For the crunk feminist collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted—relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events.

. In addition to a weekly column in Salon. Com, her words have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Cosmo. Com, and many others. And the writers' personal identities—as black women; as sisters, sports fans, daughters, and lovers; and as television watchers, and music lovers—are never far from the discussion at hand.

The Crunk Feminist Collection #ad - These essays explore "sex and power in the black church, " list "five ways talib Kweli Can Become a Better Ally to Women in Hip Hop, " discuss how "Clair Huxtable is Dead, " and dwell on "Dating with a Doctorate She Got a Big Ego? Self-described as "critical homegirls, " the authors tackle life stuck between loving hip hop and ratchet culture while hating patriarchy, misogyny, and sexism.

Brittney cooper is an assistant professor at Rutgers University. Now with an annual readership of nearly one million, their posts foster dialogue about activist methods, intersectionality, and sisterhood. Boylorn is assistant professor at the University of Alabama.

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Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

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Yale University Press #ad - Hurtful and dishonest, such representations force African American women to navigate a virtual crooked room that shames them and shapes their experiences as citizens. Not a traditional political science work concerned with office-seeking, or ideology, voting, Sister Citizen instead explores how African American women understand themselves as citizens and what they expect from political organizing.

Harris-perry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, surveys, focus groups, and experimental research, to understand more deeply black women's political and emotional responses to pervasive negative race and gender images. Harris-perry shows that the shared struggle to preserve an authentic self and secure recognition as a citizen links together black women in America, from the anonymous survivors of Hurricane Katrina to the current First Lady of the United States.

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Many respond by assuming a mantle of strength that may convince others, and even themselves, that they do not need help.

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When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - From the open disregard for the rights of slave women to examples of today's more covert racism and sexism in civil rights and women'sorganizations, Giddings illuminates the black woman's crusade for equality. Race enters with me. '". Wells, among others, educator and fdr adviser Mary McLeod Bethune, and the heroic civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, who fought both overt and institutionalized oppression.

. In the process, she paints unforgettable portraits of black female leaders, such as anti-lynching activist Ida B. When and where i enter is an eloquent testimonial to the profound influence of African-American women on race and women's movements throughout American history. Drawing on speeches, diaries, and other original documents, letters, Paula Giddings powerfully portrays how black women have transcended racist and sexist attitudes--often confronting white feminists and black male leaders alike--to initiate social and political reform.

When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America #ad - When and where i enter reveals the immense moral power black women possessed and sought to wield throughout their history--the same power that prompted Anna Julia Cooper in 1892 to tell a group of black clergymen, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, in the quiet, "Only the black woman can say 'when and where I enter, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole.

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How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

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Haymarket Books #ad - In this collection, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to black feminism and its impact on today's struggles. The combahee river collective, a group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the anti-racist and women's liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s.

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The Womanist Reader: The First Quarter Century of Womanist Thought

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Routledge #ad - Featuring selections from over a dozen disciplines by top womanist scholars from around the world, plus several critiques of womanism, an extensive bibliography of womanist sources, and the first ever systematic treatment of womanist thought on its own terms, Layli Phillips has assembled a unique and groundbreaking compilation.

The Womanist Reader: The First Quarter Century of Womanist Thought #ad - Comprehensive in its coverage, The Womanist Reader is the first volume to anthologize the major works of womanist scholarship. Charting the course of womanist theory from its genesis as alice walker’s african-american feminism, to its present-day expression as a global, anti-oppressionist perspective rooted in the praxis of everyday women of color, through Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi’s African womanism and Clenora Hudson-Weems’ Africana womanism, this interdisciplinary reader traces the rich and diverse history of a quarter century of womanist thought.

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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Crossing Press Feminist Series

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Crossing Press #ad - Her prose is incisive, and lyrical, unflinching, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.

These landmark writings are, a call to “never close our eyes to the terror, in Lorde's own words, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is. Lorde's works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Crossing Press Feminist Series #ad - New york Times . In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, ageism, Lorde takes on sexism, homophobia, racism, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

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When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Morgan has given an entire generation of black feminists space and language to center their pleasures alongside their politics. Janet mock, raises the bar high by getting down low, to steal my favorite Joan Morgan phrase, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness “All that and then some, confronts and charms, Chickenheads informs and educates, and, bounced me out of the room.

Marlon james, when chickenheads come home to roost gives voice to the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Still fresh, and irreverent after eighteen years, funny, post-soul generation. Joan morgan offers a provocative and powerful look into the life of the modern black woman: a complex world in which feminists often have not-so-clandestine affairs with the most sexist of men, and where black women are forced to make sense of a world where truth is no longer black and white but subtle, where the deluge of babymothers and babyfathers reminds black women who long for marriage that traditional nuclear families are a reality for less than forty percent of the population, where women who treasure their independence frequently prefer men who pick up the tab, intriguing shades of gray.

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