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Bringing Out the Dead: Black Feminism’s Prophetic Vision

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/9780816695263.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter meditates on how such a theory of queer reproduction might help one engage with the material and epistemological violences of the university, particularly as they manifest around the ... More


Black Internationalist Feminism: A Definition

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter describes Black internationalist feminism. Black internationalist feminism challenged heteronormative and masculinist articulations of nationalism while maintaining the ... More


Form It! Call a Meeting!: Building a Black Feminist Movement, 1971–1980

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s leadership in creating a black feminist movement to challenge the critical linkages between all forms of oppression, especially racism and sexism. By 1972, while ... More


Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Sherie M. Randolph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the activism and theories of the black feminist lawyer Florynce "Flo" Kennedy (1916–2000) by focusing specifically on her influence on the Black Power and feminist movements. ... More


The Negro Question, the Woman Question, and the “Vital Link”: Histories and Institutions

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter provides a history of Black internationalist feminism. It begins with the intertwinings of Black nationalist and Old Left movements in the interwar years, with special attention to the ... More


Introduction

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter gives an overview of the central arguments in Florynce “Flo” Kennedy as well as a brief synopsis of the chapters. Randolph demonstrates the central role of black feminists in post–World ... More


Reading Maya Angelou, Reading Black Internationalist Feminism Today

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines selections from Maya Angelou's autobiographies, identifying late-twentieth-century legacy of the post-World War II anticolonial Black Left. On one hand, Angelou's ... More


Blues Futurity and Queer Improvisation

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/9780816695263.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Because reproductive respectability is such an important mode by which political and social legibility and value becomes sutured to literal physical life, this chapter extends this analysis to ... More


Lorraine Hansberry’s Existentialist Routes to Black Internationalist Feminism

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Lorraine Hansberry's investments in existentialism in order to show that her play about African revolution, Les Blancs (1970), is a culmination of both her Black queer feminism ... More


Audre Lorde Revisited: Nationalism and Second-Wave Black Feminism

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter argues that Audre Lorde's essays and poetry from the 1980s develop an overlooked yet significant strand of second-wave Black feminism that reveals continuities with postwar anticolonial ... More


“liberated Grounds”: The IBW's Independence and Reorganization

Derrick E. White

in The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the separation between the IBW and the Martin Luther King Center. The King Center leadership was frustrated at the IBW's consultations with Black intellectuals who held a ... More


Rosa Guy, Haiti, and the Hemispheric Woman

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Rosa Guy's Black feminist and queer engagement with tropes and discourses of twentieth-century radical literature about Haitian Revolution generated by the U.S. occupation of ... More


Gendering the Kitchen

Elizabeth Pérez

in Religion in the Kitchen: "Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479861613
eISBN:
9781479803217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861613.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 4 addresses issues of race, sexuality, and the gendered division of labor that obtains in the Lucumí kitchen, as in other Black Atlantic spaces of religious food preparation. The roles played ... More


Epilogue

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/9780252040993.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Despite the fact that Black feminism, as a critical locus of Black women’s twentieth century knowledge production, has become a fully institutionalized field of academic specialization since the late ... More


The Third World Black Woman, 1970–1979

Ashley D. Farmer

in Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634371
eISBN:
9781469634388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634371.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 5 examines the intersection of Black Power and black feminist politics by charting the development of the Third World Women’s Alliance (TWWA), a Black Power feminist group. It chronicles how ... More


Activists in Their Forties

Rachel F. Seidman

in Speaking of Feminism: Today's Activists on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Women's Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653082
eISBN:
9781469653105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653082.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The seven women in this section were born between 1966 and 1976, at the height of the burgeoning feminist movement. They discuss not only the impact of feminism on their own lives, but on their ... More


The Anthropocene Is a Motherfucker

Jane Caputi

in Call Your "Mutha": A Deliberately Dirty-Minded Manifesto for the Earth Mother in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190902704
eISBN:
9780190902742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902704.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Critical Anthropocene analyses, including those naming the era the Capitalocene and the Plantationocene, neglect to analyze the gendered-sexual domination, or rapism, that founds the era. The origins ... More


Theorizing Racial Violence in American History

Edward González-Tennant

in The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056784
eISBN:
9780813053448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056784.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In Chapter 3 González-Tennant explores ways intersectionality helps explain the deep connections between past and present forms of racial violence. Intersectionality frames social inequality as the ... More


Authority

Gina Heathcote

in Feminist Dialogues on International Law: Success, Tensions, Futures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199685103
eISBN:
9780191765384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685103.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 6 examines what authority is given to specific feminist actors to speak and what authority is imagined lying within the domain of legal acts. A study of the convergence of the women, peace, ... More


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

Sarah Haley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627595
eISBN:
9781469627618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity provides an analysis of the role of gender ideology in the development of southern punishment after the Civil War, arguing that ... More


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