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Women, Culture & Politics

Women, Culture & PoliticsAngela Y. DavisRandom House1984

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 tension between the requirement that positions be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one’s contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time,” writes Angela Davis in the introduction to this remarkable collection. “In this sense the most difficult challenge facing the activist is to respond fully to the needs of the moment and to do so in such a way that the light one attempts to shine on the present will simultaneously illuminate the future.”

Ranging from the prisons to the Pentagon, from the dilemmas of third-world women to those of children under apartheid, these recent writings and speeches display the keen insight into – and beyond – contemporary issues that has earned her universal regard as one of our most incisive and forward-looking social critics and activists.

Table of Contents

Part 1: On Women and the Pursuit of Equality and Peace
… Let Us All Rise Together: Radical Perspectives on Empowerment for Afro-American Women
… Facing Our Common Foe: Women and the Struggle Against Racism
… We Do Not Consent: Violence Against Women in a Racist Society
… Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: The Politics of Black Women’s Health
… Peace Is a Sister’s Issue Too: Afro-American Women and the Campaign Against Nuclear Arms
… Slaying the Dream: The Black Family and the Crisis of Capitalism (with Fania Davis)
… Women in the 1980’s: Setbacks and Victories

Part 2: On International Issues
… When a Woman Is a Rock: Reflections on Winnie Mandela’s Autobiography
… Children First: The Campaign for a Free South Africa
… Finishing the Agenda: Reflections on Forum ’85, Nairobi, Kenya
… Women in Egypt: A Personal View
… Revolution and Womankind: On Clara Zetkin’s Selected Writings

Part 3: On Education and Culture
… Imagining the Future
… Reaping Fruit and Throwing Seed
… Ethnic Studies: Global Meanings
… Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People’s Culture
… Underexposed: Photography and Afro-American History
… Brushstrokes for Social Change: The Art of Rupert Garcia