Women, Race & Class
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 12. velj 1983. - Broj stranica: 288
From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women.
“Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage. She should be heard.”—The New York Times
Angela Davis provides a powerful history of the social and political influence of whiteness and elitism in feminism, from abolitionist days to the present, and demonstrates how the racist and classist biases of its leaders inevitably hampered any collective ambitions. While Black women were aided by some activists like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the suffrage cause found unwavering support in Frederick Douglass, many women played on the fears of white supremacists for political gain rather than take an intersectional approach to liberation. Here, Davis not only contextualizes the legacy and pitfalls of civil and women’s rights activists, but also discusses Communist women, the murder of Emmitt Till, and Margaret Sanger’s racism. Davis shows readers how the inequalities between Black and white women influence the contemporary issues of rape, reproductive freedom, housework and child care in this bold and indispensable work.
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The " housewife " reflected a partial reality , for she was really a symbol of the economic prosperity enjoyed by the emerging middle classes . Although the " housewife " was rooted in the social conditions of the bourgeoisie and the ...
The housewife's chores are unending and undefined . Household workers have demanded in the first place a clear delineation of the jobs they are expected to perform . The name itself of one of the houseworkers ' major unions today ...
A full - time housewife told Oakley about the com- pulsive nature of housework : The worst thing is I suppose that you've got to do the work because you are at home . Even though I've got the option of not doing it , I don't really feel ...
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LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - oddandbookish - LibraryThing
I read this book for my Women in Politics class. This book's central focus is intersectional feminism. It highlights how gender, race, and class factor into inequality. This book started off ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
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This is a wonderful collection of essays about race (mainly black Americans v. white Americans/immigrants). Davis includes some really important information about early rich white (American) lady ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju