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Intersectionality Theory Women of Colour

Women, Culture & Politics

Women, Culture & Politics Angela Y. Davis Random House 1984 A collection of speeches and writings by political activist Angela Davis which address the political and social changes of the past decade as they are concerned with the struggle for racial, sexual, and economic equality. “The work of the political activist inevitably involved a certain…

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Feminist Voices: Women’s Studies Texts for Aotearoa/New Zealand

Feminist Voices: Women’s Studies Texts for Aotearoa/New Zealand Rosemary Du Plessis, PhillidaBunkle, Kathie Irwin, AlisonJ. Laurie, Sue Middleton Oxford University Press 1992 Maori and Pakeha, lesbian and heterosexual, older and younger, working inside or outside universities, the two dozen contributors to Feminist Voices present here their feminist analyses of Aotearoa/New Zealand. They discuss subjects as…

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Asia Intersectionality Theory

Changing Lives: Life Stories of Asian Pioneers in Women’s Studies

Changing Lives: Life Stories ofAsian Pioneers in Women’s Studies The Committee on Women’s Studies in Asia The Feminist Press 1995 Thirteen women’s studies pioneers from Pakistan, Philippines, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore narrate their individual passages into feminist consciousness, and the monumental effect of women’s studies on their…

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Essays Intersectionality Lesbian Women of Colour

Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology

Home Girls: A BlackFeminist Anthology Barbara Smith Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press 1983 The pioneering anthology Home Girls, edited by Barbara Smith, features writings by Black feminists and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women’s lives and writings. From Wikipedia:…

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Collection Intersectionality Women of Colour

Women, Culture, and Politics

Women, Culture, and Politics Angela Y. Davis Random House 1989 Women, Culture, and Politics is a collection of speeches and writings by political activist Angela Davis which address the political and social changes of the past decade as they are concerned with the struggle for racial, sexual, and economic equality. Table of Contents On Women…

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In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose

In Search of Our Mothers’Gardens: Womanist Prose Alice Walker Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1983 From Wikipedia: Published in 1983, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose is a collection composed of 36 separate pieces written by Alice Walker. The essays, articles, reviews, statements, and speeches were written between 1966 and 1982. Many are based on her understanding of “womanist”…

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Intersectionality Theory Women of Colour

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

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge,Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment Patricia Hill Collins Hyman 1990 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…

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Intersectionality Politics Women of Colour

Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History

Beyond the Pale: White Women,Racism and History Vron Ware Verso 1992 From Verso: How have ideas about white women figured in the history of racism? Vron Ware argues that they have been central, and that feminism has, in many ways, developed as a political movement within racist societies. Dissecting the different meanings of femininity and…

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Intersectionality Socialism Women of Colour

Towards an Anti-Racist Feminism

Towards an Anti-Racist Feminism Jenny Bourne Institute of Race Relations 1984 This pamphlet looks at the parallels between racism and women’s oppression and the struggles within feminism to overcome its own racism. Purchase the full text from the Institute of Race Relations. Feminism locates the oppression of women not merely in the individualised actions of men…

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Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black

Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black bell hooks Sheba Feminist Press 1989 In childhood, bell hooks was taught that “talking back” meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and…