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Author Taylor, Liza, 1980- author.

Title Feminism in coalition : thinking with US women of color feminism / Liza Taylor
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (x, 288 pages)
Contents Thinking with US Women of Color Feminists -- From Rosa Luxemburg to the Combahee River Collective: Spontaneous Coalition as a Precursor to Intersectional Marxism and Politico-Ethical Coalition Politics -- Women of Color Feminism and Politico-Ethical Coalition Politics: Re-centering the Politics of Coalition with Reagon, Smith, Combahee, and Lorde -- Coalition from the Inside Out: Struggling Toward Coalitional Identity and Developing a Coalitional Consciousness with Lorde, Anzaldúa, Sandoval, and Pratt -- Writing Feminist Theory, Doing Feminist Politics: Rethinking Collective Feminist Authorship with This Bridge Called My Back -- The Women's March on Washington and Politico-Ethical Coalitional Opportunities in the Age of Trump -- Lessons for Contemporary and Future Feminist Activists
Summary "In Feminism in Coalition Liza Taylor examines how U.S. women of color feminists' coalitional politics provides an indispensable resource to contemporary political theory, feminist studies, and intersectional social justice activism. Taylor charts the theorization of coalition in the work of Bernice Johnson Reagon, Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith, the Combahee River Collective, Gloria Anzaldu̹a, Cherri̹e Moraga, and others. For these activist-scholars, coalition is a dangerous struggle that emerges from a shared political commitment to undermining oppression and an emphasis on self-transformation. Taylor shows how their coalitional understandings of group politics, identity, consciousness, and scholarship have transformed how activists and theorists build alliances across race, class, gender, sexuality, faith, and ethnicity to tackle systems of domination. Their coalitional politics enrich current discussions surrounding the impetus and longevity of effective activism, present robust theoretical accounts of political subject formation and political consciousness, and demonstrate the promise of collective modes of scholarship. In this way, women of color feminists have been formulating solutions to long-standing problems in political theory. By illustrating coalition's vitality to a variety of practical and philosophical interdisciplinary discussions, Taylor encourages us to rethink feminist and political theory."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American feminists.
Feminism -- United States.
Feminist theory -- United States.
Womanism -- United States
African American feminists.
Feminist theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022020479
ISBN 1478023783