Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

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Routledge, Jun 1, 2002 - Social Science - 283 pages
In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those African-American women outside academe. She provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. The result is a superbly crafted book that provides the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought.
 

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Contents

The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought
1
Core Themes in Black Feminist Thought
45
Black Feminism Knowledge and Power
227
Notes
291
Glossary
298
References
302
Index
326
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Patricia Hill Collins is Charles Phelps Taft Distinguished Professor in the Department of African-American Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She had published many articles in professional journals and edited volumes. Since the publication of Black Feminist Thought in 1990, she has published Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology, (co-edited with Margaret Andersen), She is also the author of Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice (1998).

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