Not Just Race, Not Just Gender
Black Feminist Readings
By (author) Valerie Smith
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Not Just Race, Not Just Gender by Valerie Smith
Book DescriptionFrom the nineteenth century articulations of Sojourner Truth to contemporary thinkers like Patricia J. Williams, Black feminists have always recognized the mutual dependence of race and gender. Detailing these connections, Not Just Race, Not Just Gender explores the myriad ways race and gender shape lives and social practices. Resisting essentialist tendencies, Valerie Smith identifies black feminist theorizing as a strategy of reading rather than located in a particular subjective experience. Her intent is not to deny the validity of black women's lived experience, but rather to resist deploying a uniform model of black women's lives that actually undermines the power of black feminist thought. Whether reading race or gender in the Central Park jogger case or in contemporary media, like Livin' Large, Smith displays critical rigor that promises to change the way we think about race and gender.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415903264
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Understanding Nursing and Healthcare Research, Paperback (December 2014)
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Toni Morrison, Paperback (September 2014)» View all books by Valerie Smith
This compelling study explores the inextricable links between the Nobel laureate s aesthetic practice and her political vision, through an analysis of the key texts as well as her lesser-studied works, books for children, and most recent novels.
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Author Biography - Valerie Smith
Valerie Smith is Professor of English and Chair of Program in Afro-American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
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