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Writing the Black Revolutionary Diva by
Publication Date: 2010-09-09
Kimberly Nichele Brown examines how African American women since the 1970s have found ways to move beyond the "double consciousness" of the colonized text to develop a healthy subjectivity that attempts to disassociate black subjectivity from its connection to white culture. Brown traces the emergence of this new consciousness from its roots in the Black Aesthetic Movement through important milestones such as the anthology The Black Woman and Essence magazine to the writings of Angela Davis, Toni Cade Bambara, and Jayne Cortez.
Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama by
Call Number: Print Books (PS338.N4 A48 2008 )
Publication Date: 2008-11-26
In tracing black feminism in contemporary drama by black women playwrights, Lisa M. Anderson reviews the history of black feminism through analysis of plays by Pearl Cleage, Glenda Dickerson, Breena Clarke, Kia Corthron, Suzan-Lori Parks, Sharon Bridgforth, and Shirlene Holmes.
From Black Power to Hip Hop by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2006-02-28
A provocative analysis of the new contours of Black nationalism and feminism in the context of the changing politics of race in America.
Ain't I a Woman by
Call Number: Print Books (E185.86 .H73 1991 )
Publication Date: 1999-07-01
A groundbreaking work of feminist history and theory analyzing the complex relations between various forms of oppression. Ain't I a Woman examines the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminism.
Call Number: Print Books (E185.86 .H744 2012 )
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
This in-depth examination looks at African American women's navigation of the interlocking obstacles of race and gender specifically within the political arena. * Quotes from African American women about their dual-identity conflicts * A bibliography
Black Sexual Politics by
Call Number: Print Books (E185.86 .C58167 2004 )
Publication Date: 2004-01-27
In Black Sexual Politics, one of America's most influential writers on race and gender explores how images of Black sexuality have been used to maintain the color line and how they threaten to spread a new brand of racism around the world today.
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Oxford African American Studies Center
A collection of full text materials focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African and African American history and culture. Includes biographies, images, primary source documents with commentaries, maps, tables and charts, and thematic timelines.
Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.
Provides full text online access to Gale electronic books, including encyclopedias and other reference resources.
Literature Resource Center
Contains articles from academic journals and literary magazines as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries.