Feminism and Race

Paperback | November 15, 2000

EditorKum-kum Bhavnani

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The past two decades have seen the incursion of feminist thought into many academic areas. Within the academy, feminist approaches have gained some legitimacy and yet, simultaneous with these disciplinary advances, there have been charges of racism directed at feminist scholarship andpractice. These charges have resulted in feminist work continuously reshaping itself. This volume represents the strength as well as diversity of writings which discuss 'race' and feminism showing how these two areas, usually considered to be distinct and therefore discrete from each other, have developed. Feminism and Race includes articles spanning a number of disciplinary areas,such as history, literary analysis, sociology, and psychology and provides a history of how second wave feminisms have negotiated 'race' as well as suggesting what future directions these debates may take.

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The past two decades have seen the incursion of feminist thought into many academic areas. Within the academy, feminist approaches have gained some legitimacy and yet, simultaneous with these disciplinary advances, there have been charges of racism directed at feminist scholarship andpractice. These charges have resulted in feminist ...

Professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:November 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Notes on ContributorsIntroductionThe Basis for the DebatesValerie Amos and Pratibha Parmar: Challenging Imperial Feminismbell hooks: Black Women: Shaping Feminist TheoryPaula Gunn Allen: Angry Women are BuildingGerda Lerner: Preface: Black Women in White AmericaAngela Y. Davis: Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black RapistElizabeth Spelman: Transforming Socialist Feminism: The Ampersand Problem in Feminist ThoughtAudre Lorde: The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's HouseGloria Anzaldua: La conciencia de la mestiza: Towards a New ConsciousnessEngaging the DebatesMary Maynard: 'Race', Gender, and the Concept of Difference in Feminist ThoughtMolara Ogundipe-Leslie: Moving the Mountains, Making the LinksDonna Haraway: The Persistence of VisionTrinh T. Minh-ha: Bold Omissions and Minute DepictionsLola Young: 'Race', Identity and Cultural CriticismPatricia Hill Collins: The Social Construction of Black Feminist ThoughtAnn Phoenix: The Intersection of Gender and Race in the Research ProcessBarbara Christian: 'Somebody Forgot to Tell Somebody Something'. African-American Women's Historical NovelsAnn duCille: The Occult of True Black Womanhood: Critical Demeanor and Black Feminist StudiesChela Sandoval: U.S. Third World Feminism and Oppositional ConsciousnessMarnia Lazreg: Decolonising FeminismShifting the DebatesGail Lewis: Black Women's Employment and the British EconomyAnnie Phizacklea: Women, Migration, and the StateMaria Mies and Vandana Shiva: People or PopulationHaleh Afshar: Women and the Politics of Fundamentalism in IranNira Yuval-Davis: Jewish Fundamentalism and Women's EmpowermentEvelyn Hammonds: Black (w)holes and the Geometry of Black Female SexualityIen Ang: 'Other' Women and Postnational FeminismBina Agarwal: Environmental Action, Equity, and Ecofeminism: Debating India's ExperienceAvtar Brah: Difference, Diversity, DifferentiationRuth Frankenberg and Lata Mani: Crosscurrents, CrosstalkM. Jacqui Alexander and Chandra Talpade Mohanty: Genealogies, Legacies, MovementsMarianne H. Marchand and Jane L. Parpart: Exploding the CanonIndex

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Brings together a wide variety of readings of and by women of colour from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Dr Fareda Banda, Lecturer in Law, School of Oriental and African Studies