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Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge Classics) 1st Edition
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Collins argues that African-American women are uniquely positioned to understand how oppression works because of their experiences at the intersections of race, gender and class based oppressions.
Using an interdisciplinary framework, Hill Collin’s own work gives voice to oral histories, poetry, fiction, music history, and more. Black Feminist Thought is a very readable and enjoyable text, but it also will make readers think hard about the nature of oppression on multiple levels. Readers will also explore the nature of resistance, from where the next effective forms of resistance will emerge, and what these will look like.
Readers interested in these topics will also enjoy Audre Lorde and Maria Lugones’ work - see *Sister Outsider* and *Pilgrimages Peregrinajes*, respectively.
She wrote in the Preface to this 1991 book, "This book reflects one stage in my ongoing struggle to regain my voice. Over the years I have tried to replace the external definitions of my life forwarded by dominant groups with my own self-defined standpoint... Finally, writing this book has convinced me of the need to reconcile subjectivity and objectivity in producing scholarship... I discovered that the both/and conceptual stance of Black feminist thought allowed me to be both objective and subjective, to possess both an Afrocentric and a feminist consciousness, and to be both a respectable scholar and an acceptable mother.Read more ›
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I received the wrong addition of the book… Really unhappy with this purchasePublished 3 months ago by Isabella