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Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge,
Consciousness, and the Politics
of Empowerment
Patricia Hill CollinsHyman1990

In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without. Here Collins provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. Drawing from fiction, poetry, music and oral history, the result is a book that provided the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought and its canon.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought
1. The Politics of Black Feminist Thought
2. Distinguishing Features of Black Feminist Thought

Part 2: Core Themes in Black Feminist Thought
3. Work, Family, and Black Women’s Oppression
4. Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images
5. The Power of Self-Definition
6. The Sexual Politics of Black Womanhood
7. Black Women’s Love Relationships
8. Black Women and Motherhood
9. Rethinking Black Women’s Activism

Part 3: Black Feminism, Knowledge, and Power
10. U.S. Black Feminism in Transnational Context
11. Black Feminist Epistemology
12.Toward a Politics of Empowerment