Theory Women of Colour

Common Differences: Conflicts in Black and White Feminist Perspectives

Common Differences: Conflicts in Black and White Feminist PerspectivesGloria I. Joseph and Jill LewisSouth End Press1986

An unprecedented analysis of an alarming schism in the women’s movement: the differences between black and white women’s perspectives, attitudes and concerns. It presents an overview of women’s status through history and discusses the vital issues where common differences occur; sexuality, men and marriage, mothers and daughters, media images, and the direction of the movement itself.

Table of Contents

Section One: Black Women’s and White Women’s Liberation
1. White Promotion, Black Survival / Gloria I. Joseph
2. Sexual Division of Power: Motivations of the Women’s Liberation Movement / Jill Lewis

Section Two: Mothers and Daughters
3. Black Mothers and Daughters: Their Roles and Functions in American Society / Gloria I. Joseph
4. Mothers, Daughters, and Feminism / Jill Lewis

Section Three: Sexuality and Sexual Attitudes
5. The Media and Blacks—Selling It Like It Isn’t / Gloria I. Joseph
6. Sexual Subjects of Media / Jill Lewis