Black British Feminism: A Reader

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 306 pages
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Black British Feminism: A Reader is a unique collection of classic texts and new black feminist scholarship. Exploring postmodern themes of gendered and racialized exclusion, 'black' identity and social and cultural difference this volume provides an overview of black feminism in Britain as it has developed during the last two decades.
Among the topics covered are:
* white feminism
* political activism
* 'mixed-race' identity
* class differences
* cultural hybridity
* autobiography
* black beauty
* religious fundamentalism
* national belonging
* lesbian identity
* postcolonial space
* popular culture
This timely and important book is essential reading for students and scholars of cultural studies, women's studies, sociology, literature and postcolonial studies.
 

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Contents

Mapping a genealogy of Black British feminism
1
Defining our space
13
Asian women in Britain
31
Black womens lives in Britain
42
Challenging imperial feminism
54
Theories of gender and black families
63
Deviance or difference?
70
A matter of taste difference
81
Autobiography as an identificatory
153
On theorizing diaspora
168
Fractured or flexible identities? Life histories of Tjlack diasporic
187
The nation
205
How does a Black woman do sociology?
226
The fabulous adventures of the mahogany princesses
240
Changing our place
253
A collective movement for social
269

Misrepresenting the black superwoman
97
young Black female constructions of beauty
113
On lineage
127

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About the author (1997)

Heidi Safia Mirza is Reader in Sociology at South Bank University, London. She is author of Young, Female and Black (Routledge 1992).

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