What's Left of Blackness: Feminisms, Transracial Solidarities, and the Politics of Belonging in…

Hardcover | October 16, 2012

byTracy Fisher

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What's Left of Blackness analyzes the political transformations in black women's community work in England from the late 1960s until the 2000s. Alongside a shift in the discourse and deployment of blackness as a political imaginary through which to engage in struggles for social justice. Fisher argues that mapping black women's socially engaged political groups—within Britain's changing sociopolitical economic context—reveals the ways in which groups transformed from anti-imperialist organizations to service provisioning groups, all the while they redefined and expanded the very meaning of 'the political.'

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What's Left of Blackness analyzes the political transformations in black women's community work in England from the late 1960s until the 2000s. Alongside a shift in the discourse and deployment of blackness as a political imaginary through which to engage in struggles for social justice. Fisher argues that mapping black women's sociall...

Tracy Fisher is an assistant professor of Women's Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She is a co-editor of Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and Culture.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 8.88 × 5.71 × 0.7 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230339174

ISBN - 13:9780230339170

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Citizenship, Belonging, and the Racialized State * Revolutions of the Mind: Bandung-Style Politics of Change in Babylon * Transnational Black Diaspora Feminisms * Rac(e)ing the Nation: Black Politics and the Thatcherite Backlash * Blackness and Beyond: State(d) Limits, Neoliberal Welfare, and Women’s Politics