Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

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Routledge, Dec 17, 2014 - Social Science - 206 pages

A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, 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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Contents

introduction
1
1 sexism and the black female slave experience
15
2 continued devaluation of black womanhood
51
3 the imperialism of patriarchy
87
4 racism and feminism the issue of accountability
119
5 black women and feminism
159
selected bibliography
197
index
203
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A cultural critic, an intellectual, and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including Feminist Theory, Bone Black, All About Love, Rock My Soul, Belonging, We Real Cool, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real. hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, and resides in her home state of Kentucky.

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