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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912670959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912670959
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Clevagirl73 on May 28, 2001
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This compliation of essays lays down the curricular and research agenda for the establishment of a Black Women's Studies program in the academy. It weaves personal narrative, literary criticism, and empirical analysis which cogently argues that Black Studies and Women's Studies in academia do not adequately address the multiple consciousness of Black women through discourses on racism, sexism, classism, and sexuality. The authors of the various articles articulate the need to look at Black women's lives as multi-faceted and complex, neither wholly positive or negative. I am not sure if the authors decided to change the name of the book to make it more marketable but the original title is "All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men,But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies." I tend to prefer the original title because it brilliantly captures the dilemmas that Black women face in higher education and the wider - negation of their experiences as Black people and as women. The book delivers an historical examination of the Black Women's Studies movement that began in the early 1970's with the formation of the Combahee River Collective, a black feminist organization and the National Black Feminist Organization. It also pushes for the development of a Black Women's Studies program that reaches out beyond the halls of academe and situates its curricular and research agenda in political and economic organizing on behalf of Black women of all educational and economic classes.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. Johnson on January 7, 2010
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This is a seminal novel in the field of Black Women's Studies, and although it was written about a decade ago it is still relevant. If you are a reader who is new to the field, and is striving to better understand Black Women's Studies and its founding principles, as well as the factors that lead to its development, then this book is for you.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By l'ecriveuse on August 22, 2013
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they are the queens of black women's history. i especially like the smith sisters; they are lesbians and feel no need to protect and exonerate the guys who do not treat us like sisters. these stories will always be relevant as long as black women are expected to pull those load for white women who don't give a flip about us and the same for the "brothers" who only want us until they "make it".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SewingKittyKat on January 10, 2014
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They always have excellent choices of books. This book is really a page turner. I feel that every person that is interested in AA studies needs this in their life!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Monique on April 11, 2015
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Very detailed historical collection! Necessary nourishment for the black female scholar's soul.
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