Women Race Class

Women  Race    Class

From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women. “Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage.

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307798497

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women. “Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage. She should be heard.”—The New York Times Angela Davis provides a powerful history of the social and political influence of whiteness and elitism in feminism, from abolitionist days to the present, and demonstrates how the racist and classist biases of its leaders inevitably hampered any collective ambitions. While Black women were aided by some activists like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the suffrage cause found unwavering support in Frederick Douglass, many women played on the fears of white supremacists for political gain rather than take an intersectional approach to liberation. Here, Davis not only contextualizes the legacy and pitfalls of civil and women’s rights activists, but also discusses Communist women, the murder of Emmitt Till, and Margaret Sanger’s racism. Davis shows readers how the inequalities between Black and white women influence the contemporary issues of rape, reproductive freedom, housework and child care in this bold and indispensable work.
Categories: Social Science

Women Race Class

Women  Race   Class

From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.--Publisher website.

Author: Angela Yvonne Davis

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009230108

Category: African American women

Page: 292

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A powerful study of the women’s liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.--Publisher website.
Categories: African American women

Philosophers on Race

Philosophers on Race

See Angela Davis , Women , Race , and Class ( New York : Vintage , 1983 ) ; bell hooks , Ain't I a Woman ?: Black Women and Feminism ( Boston : South End Press , 1981 ) ; and Jacqueline Grant , White Women's Christ and Black Women's ...

Author: Julie K. Ward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0631222278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

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Philosophers on Race adds a new dimension to current research on race theory by examining the historical roots of the concept in the works of major Western philosophers.
Categories: Philosophy

How Long How Long African American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights

How Long  How Long    African American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights

African American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights Davis Belinda Robnett Assistant Professor of Sociology ... "Rethinking Social Movement Theory: Race, Class, Gender, and Culture," critiques social movement theories in the context ...

Author: Davis Belinda Robnett Assistant Professor of Sociology University of California

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198027447

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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A compelling and readable narrative history, How Long? How Long? presents both a rethinking of social movement theory and a controversial thesis: that chroniclers have egregiously neglected the most important leaders of the Civil Rights movement, African-American women, in favor of higher-profile African-American men and white women. Author Belinda Robnett argues that the diversity of experiences of the African-American women organizers has been underemphasized in favor of monolithic treatments of their femaleness and blackness. Drawing heavily on interviews with actual participants in the American Civil Rights movement, this work retells the movement as seen through the eyes and spoken through the voices of African-American women participants. It is the first book to provide an analysis of race, class, gender, and culture as substructures that shaped the organization and outcome of the movement. Robnett examines the differences among women participants in the movement and offers the first cohesive analysis of the gendered relations and interactions among its black activists, thus demonstrating that femaleness and blackness cannot be viewed as sufficient signifiers for movement experience and individual identity. Finally, this book makes a significant contribution to social movement theory by providing a crucial understanding of the continuity and complexity of social movements, clarifying the need for different layers of leadership that come to satisfy different movement needs. An engaging narrative history as well as a major contribution to social movement and feminist theory, How Long? How Long? will appeal to students and scholars of social activism, women's studies, American history, and African-American studies, and to general readers interested in the perennially fascinating story of the American Civil Rights movement.
Categories: Social Science

Social Class and Stratification

Social Class and Stratification

Even though the workings of the institutional dimension of oppression are often obscured with ideologies claiming equality of opportunity , in actuality , race , class and gender place Asian - American women , Native American men ...

Author: Rhonda F. Levine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 084768542X

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Bringing together the classic statements on social stratification, this collection offers the most significant contributions to ongoing debates on the nature of race, class, and gender inequality. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Categories: Social Science

Gender Race and Class in Media

Gender  Race  and Class in Media

-51 contemporary articles are new to this edition, with 14 classic pieces retained from prior editions.

Author: Gail Dines

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412974417

Category: Social Science

Page: 671

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From gender issues in Desperate Housewives, to race in Ugly Betty, gender biases in video games, and portrayals of the American family in Extreme Makeover, to analyzes of new genres like fandom and social media - no other book is so successful in engaging students in critical media scholarship. By encouraging students to critically analyze those media they already interact with for pleasure, and by editing the articles, Gail Dines and Jean Humez are able to make sophisticated concepts and theories accessible and interesting to undergraduate students.
Categories: Social Science

Black Women s Experiences of Criminal Justice

Black Women s Experiences of Criminal Justice

Race, Gender and Class : a Discourse on Disadvantage Ruth Chigwada-Bailey. Jamaican heritage about a duty solicitor who came to see her and told her that she had been asked to see “a Jamaican woman'. The woman found this difficult to ...

Author: Ruth Chigwada-Bailey

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 9781872870526

Category: Law

Page: 160

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An incisive account of how the multiple disadvantages of race, gender and class come together to create deeper levels of discrimination and unfair treatment in the criminal process. Written by one of the UK's leading women commentators in this field, who has found a strong niche in gender and discrimination studies.
Categories: Law

Black Women and The Criminal Justice System

Black Women and The Criminal Justice System

that neither class, nor race, nor gender would be analysed exclusively without indicating how far they are articulated. Given similar circumstances before the law, this book hopes to demonstrate how the problems faced by black women ...

Author: Biko Agozino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429860874

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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First published in 1997, this book identifies the problems that face black women in the criminal justice system as the result of the articulation of unequal and oppressive class, race and gender relations; the research aims to be aware of all three rather than prioritising, isolating or reducing one or two of these relations. The focus of this research primarily on black women is based on the belief that they are marginalised in both society and criminological research. Black women are poorly represented in education, employment, the professions, commerce, industry and politics while in prison their presence is highly disproportionate to their wider numbers in society. The author examines the problems facing black women and compares these with those facing black men and white women to demonstrate the articulation of social relations. He addresses the structural positions of black women in society, their social relations and the nature of the institutional practices of the criminal justice system.
Categories: Social Science

Women Transforming Politics

Women Transforming Politics

that began to effectively respond to the material realities of the race and class dimension of people's lives in an empowering , self - determining way , whether it's the government's murderous COINTELPRO against the Black Panthers or ...

Author: etc.

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814715583

Category: Political Science

Page: 602

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Contains over thirty essays which explore the complex contexts of political engagement--family and intimate relationships, friendships, neighborhood, community, work environment, race, religious, and other cultural groupings--that structure perceptions of women's opportunities for political participation.
Categories: Political Science

Girls Women and Crime

Girls  Women  and Crime

Daly, Kathleen (1992) 'Women's Pathways to Felony Court: Feminist Theories of Lawbreaking and Problems of Representation,' Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies 2(1): 11–52. Daly, Kathleen (1993) 'Class-Race-Gender: ...

Author: Meda Chesney-Lind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412996709

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko, Girls, Women and Crime: Selected Readings, Second Edition is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the field of criminology and women's studies. The individual sections in the book survey four major areas: theories of female criminality, literature on female juvenile delinquents, women as offenders and women in prison. The readings in Girls, Women, and Crime focus on two central questions: How does gender matter in crime and the justice system? What characterizes women's and girls' pathway to crime? In answering these key questions, the contributors reveal the complex worlds females in the criminal justice system must often negotiate-worlds that are frequently riddled with violence, victimization, discrimination, and economic marginalization.
Categories: Social Science