Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment (Perspectives on Gender)

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9780044451389: Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment (Perspectives on Gender)

This is a synthetic theoretical treatment of the contributions of African-American women to feminist thought. The author argues that black African-American women have a special perspective - what she lables the "outsider within" - on feminist issues that has produced black feminist thought. The book examines the historical and social contributions that have produced this perspective, and then looks at the contributions of black feminist thought to various feminist issues. The book contains quotes from a range of African-American women thinkers, some well-known, others rarely heard from. The book is aims to be intellectually rigorous, well-researched, and accessible to the general reader.

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"With the publication of Black Feminist Thought, black feminism has moved to a new level. Her work sets a standard for the discussion of black women's lives, experiences, and thought that demands rigorous attention to the complexity of these experiences and an exploration of a multiplicity of responses." -- Women's Review of Books

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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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