Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle
By (author) Katherine McKittrick
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Demonic Grounds by Katherine McKittrick
Book DescriptionThis work explores how black women's geographies are meaningful sites of political opposition. In a long overdue contribution to geography and social theory, Katherine McKittrick offers a new and powerful interpretation of black women's geographic thought. In Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States, black women inhabit diasporic locations marked by the legacy of violence and slavery. Analyzing diverse literatures and material geographies, McKittrick reveals how human geographies are a result of racialized connections, and how spaces that are fraught with limitation are underacknowledged but meaningful sites of political opposition. "Demonic Grounds" moves between past and present, archives and fiction, theory and everyday, to focus on places negotiated by black women during and after the transatlantic slave trade. Specifically, the author addresses the geographic implications of slave auction blocks, Harriet Jacobs's attic, black Canada and New France, as well as the conceptual spaces of feminism and Sylvia Wynter's philosophies. Central to McKittrick's argument are the ways in which black women are not passive recipients of their surroundings and how a sense of place relates to the struggle against domination. Ultimately, McKittrick argues, these complex black geographies are alterable and may provide the opportunity for social and cultural change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816647019
(229mm x 150mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 3-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Explores how black women's geographies are meaningful sites of political opposition. This work offers a fresh interpretation of black women's geographic thought. Analyzing diverse literatures and material geographies, it reveals how human geographies are a result of racialized connections.
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Author Biography - Katherine McKittrick
Katherine McKittrick is assistant professor of women's studies at Queen's University.
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