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Author Hill Collins, Patricia.

Title Black feminist thought : knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment / Patricia Hill Collins
Edition Revised tenth anniversary edition
Published New York : Routledge, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 335 pages)
Contents pt. 1. The social construction of black feminist thought. The politics of black feminist thought -- Distinguishing features of black feminist thought -- pt. 2. Core themes in black feminist thought. Work, family, and black women's oppression -- Mammies, matriarchs, and other controlling images -- The power of self-definition -- The sexual politics of black womanhood -- Black women's love relationships -- Black women and motherhood -- Rethinking black women's activism -- pt. 3. Black feminism, knowledge, and power. U.S. black feminism in transnational context -- Black feminist epistemology -- Toward a politics of empowerment
Summary A revision of a hugely successful book; this is the 'bible' of contemporary black feminist thought and is widely cited and taught as a seminal text. Completely up-to-date with recent events, trends in popular culture, current events, and politics
Analysis Samfundsvidenskab Sociologi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-325) and index
Subject African American women.
Feminism -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99029144
ISBN 0203900057 (electronic bk.)
0415924839 (hb)
0415924847 (pb)
9780203900055 (electronic bk.)
9780415924832 (hb)
9780415924849 (pb)