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A Portrait of Continuing Marginality: The Study of Women of Color in American Politics 1

Cathy J. Cohen

in Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293484
eISBN:
9780191598944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293488.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews existing research about the political behaviour of women of colour while arguing that women of colour are still largely invisible and thus experience continuing marginality in ... More


Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

James Ptacek (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335484
eISBN:
9780199864331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Despite significant accomplishments over the past 35 years, antiviolence activists know that justice for most abused women remains elusive. Most victims of violence against women do not call the ... More


Resisting Co-Optation: Three Feminist Challenges to Antiviolence Work

James Ptacek

in Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335484
eISBN:
9780199864331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This introductory chapter discusses the recent interest in restorative justice among feminist activists and scholars. The interest is in part a response to the co-optation of antiviolence activism by ... More


“A Chaos of Iniquity and Discord” Slave and Free Women of Color in the Spanish Ports of New Orleans, Mobile, and Pensacola

Virginia Meacham Gould

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses that racial mixing frequently did not always lead to freedom. Some women and their children did effect their freedom from their liaisons with white men. The census schedules ... More


Democratic Women State Legislators: On the Rise

in More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislatures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199322428
eISBN:
9780199367641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199322428.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Compared with Republican women, Democratic women appear to be a success story. This chapter shows that to a great extent, the rise of women Democrats can be attributed to the rise of Democratic women ... More


“All This That Has Happened to Me Shouldn’t Happen to Nobody Else”: Loretta Ross and the Women of Color Reproductive Freedom Movement of the 1980s

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the work of Loretta Ross within the National Organization of Women (NOW) in order to explore conversations about race and racism within majority-white feminist organizations ... More


Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Kate Dosset

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031408
eISBN:
9780813039282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031408.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

High-profile rivalries between black male leaders in the early twentieth century have contributed to the view that integrationism and black nationalism were diametrically opposed philosophies shaped ... More


“Unity in Diversity”: The National Association of Colored Women’s

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter argues that the role of the National Association of Colored Women in early law-related civil rights activism should be reconceptualized to emphasize the importance of African American ... More


Women of Color and the Movement for Reproductive Justice: A Human Rights Agenda

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This concluding chapter details the creation of a reproductive justice movement among women of color. Critical of the dominant abortion rights discourse about reproductive “choice,” they used human ... More


Channeling Womanpower: Maternalism and World War I Mobilization

Lynn Dumenil

in The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631219
eISBN:
9781469631233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631219.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines women's voluntary associations' role in mobilization. It examining the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense, the Young Women's Christian Association, the Woman's ... More


Childhood on the Color Line in West Oakland:: Day Nurseries during the Interwar Years

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Sisters of the Holy Family and Northern Federation of California Colored Women’s Clubs answered the demand for childcare by repurposing houses in West Oakland. Welfare officials were wary of any ... More


Organized Anxiety: The National Association of Colored Women and the Creation of the Black Public Sphere

Brittney C. Cooper

in Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter expands the intellectual geography mapped in Beyond Respectability by examining the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) as a site of Black female knowledge production. In ... More


Power and Historical Figuring: Rachael Pringle Polgreen’s Troubled Archive

Marisa J. Fuentes

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter tells the story of Rachael Pringle Polgreen, a freedwoman in Barbados who owned a brothel in the late eighteenth century, but whose life can be pieced together only through scraps of ... More


Unpacking the Crisis: Women of Color, Globalization, and the Prison-Industrial Complex

Julia Sudbury

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The emergence of a vibrant anti-prison movement has brought attention to the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. Although men make up over 90 percent of prison populations in the ... More


Beyond Intersectionality: Theorizing Interconnectivity with/in

AnaLouise Keating

in Transformation Now!: Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037849
eISBN:
9780252095115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037849.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes the overlooked theoretical contributions of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, underscoring the importance of women-of-colors theorizing while ... More


Race and the Sexual Politics of Prison Reform

Sarah Haley

in No Mercy Here: "Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627595
eISBN:
9781469627618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter three provides a detailed study of black and white clubwomen’s efforts to eliminate convict leasing. Central to the comparative analysis of the National Association of Colored Women and the ... More


Tales of Two Families, 1793–1800

Daniel Livesay

in Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634432
eISBN:
9781469634449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634432.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the experiences of mixed-race migrants competing with legitimate relatives in Britain. In particular, it examines a number of inheritance lawsuits between Jamaicans of color in ... More


Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Grace Kyungwon Hong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book utilizes “difference” as theorized by women of color feminists to analyse works of cultural production by people of color as expressing a powerful antidote to the erasures of contemporary ... More


Representing Women’s Interests and Intersections of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in US State Legislatures

Beth Rein Gold and Kerry L. Haynie

in Representation: The Case of Women

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199340101
eISBN:
9780199380077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340101.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Political scientists have employed various definitions of women's political interests: some are more women- or gender-specific than others; some are more feminist, liberal, or radical than others. To ... More


On Being Wrong and Feeling Right: Cherríe Moraga and Audre Lorde

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyses works by Audre Lorde and Cherríe Moraga, which interrogate the moralism that infuses those aspects of social movements that become invested in respectability and legibility. ... More


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