Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women by Abena P.a. BusiaTheorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women by Abena P.a. Busia

Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women

EditorAbena P.a. Busia, Stanlie M. James

Paperback | November 30, 1993

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Theorizing Black Feminisms outlines some of the crucial debates going on within contemporary Black Feminist activity. In so doing it brings together a collection of some of the most exciting work by Black women scholars around.
It presents essays across a range of subjects; literature, sociology, history, political science, anthropology, and art, amongst others. And it refuses to be limited by notions of disciplinary boundaries or divisions between theory and practice. Most importantly all the essays celebrate Black women's agency and their pragmatic activism.
Title:Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:November 30, 1993Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415073375

ISBN - 13:9780415073370


Editorial Reviews

"The eighteen essays in "Theorizing Black Feminisms push the boundaries of Black women's social theory. Overall, this interdisciplinary anthology emphasizes the necessity of linking caring, theoretical vision with informed, practical struggle. . . . "Theorizing Black "Feminisms' essays demonstrate that Black women's lives are not defined by the narrow confines of race, class and gender oppression. Never losing sight of the dignity of everyday struggle ... many Black women manage to theorize about a better society. . . . As the many perspectives presented in "Theorizing Black Feminisms illustrate, arriving at some predetermined destination is less important than struggling for some ethical end; and dignity is achieved in struggling for something worthwhile."-Patricia Hill Collins, author of "Black Feminist Thought "Black people have long been silent on the subject of sexuality, at least partly because white society has stereotyped black women as promiscuous and black men as oversexed. But today, scholars like Andrea Benton Rushing, a professor of English at Amherst College, are drwaing on searing personal experiences to open up discussion."-Karen J. Winkler, "The Chronicle of Higher Education