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Author James, Joy, 1958- author.

Title Seeking the beloved community : a feminist race reader / Joy James
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource
Series SUNY series, philosophy and race
SUNY series, philosophy and race.
Contents Feminist race theory -- Teaching theory, talking community -- Politicizing the spirit : Toni Morrison -- Black feminism in liberation limbos -- Resting in gardens, battling in deserts : Black women's activism -- Radicalizing Black feminism -- Angela Y. Davis -- liberation praxis -- Assata Shakur and Black female agency -- Democracy and captivity -- Black suffering in search of the "beloved community" -- American prison notebooks -- Violations -- War, dissent & social justice -- Academia, activism, and imprisoned intellectuals -- Activist scholars or radical subjects? -- Campaigns against blackness -- Sovereign kinship and the president elect -- The dead zone -- Racism, genocide and resistance -- All power to the people! : Arendt's communicative power in a racial democracy
Summary Written over the course of twenty years, the essays brought together here highlight and analyze tensions confronted by writers, scholars, activists, politicians, and political prisoners fighting racism and sexism. Focusing on the experiences of black women calling attention to and resisting social injustice, the astonishing scale of mass and politically driven imprisonment in the United States, and issues relating to government and civic powers in American democracy, Joy James gives voice to people and ideas persistently left outside mainstream progressive discourse—those advocating for the radical steps necessary to acknowledge and remedy structural injustice and violence, rather than merely reforming those existing structures--from publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Feminism -- United States
Womanism -- United States
African American women -- Intellectual life
African American women -- Political activity
Imprisonment -- United States
Radicalism -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
African American women -- Intellectual life.
African American women -- Political activity.
Politics and government
Feminism -- Förenta staterna.
Feministisk teori.
Etnicitet -- afro-amerikanskor.
Politisk verksamhet.
Feminism -- United States.
Feminist theory.
Ethnicity -- African American women.
Political activities.
Afro-amerikanska kvinnor.
Intellektuellt liv.
Politiskt deltagande.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012018269
ISBN 9781461930259