Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy by Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kathryn T. Gines, Donna-Dale

By Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kathryn T. Gines, Donna-Dale L. Marcano, George Yancy, Beverly Guy-Sheftall

A variety of themes—race and gender, sexuality, otherness, sisterhood, and agency—run all through this assortment, and the chapters represent a collective discourse on the intersection of Black feminist concept and continental philosophy, converging on the same set of questions and matters. those convergences aren't random or compelled, yet are in lots of methods common and important: an analogous problems with organization, identification, alienation, and tool necessarily are addressed by means of either camps. by no means prior to has a bunch of students labored jointly to check the assets those traditions can provide each other. by way of bringing the connection among those severe fields of suggestion to the vanguard, the e-book will inspire students to have interaction in new dialogues approximately how every one can tell the opposite. If modern philosophy is afflicted by way of the truth that it may be too restricted, too closed, too white, too male, then this groundbreaking booklet confronts and demanding situations those difficulties.

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Cooper, Anna Julia. 1995. “The Status of Woman in America,” in B. Guy-Sheftall, ed. Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought. New York: The New York Press, 44–49. Delany, Samuel R. 1988. The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village, 1957–1965. New York: New American Library. 34 Convergences Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 2000. Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality. New York: Basic Books. Foucault, Michel. 1995. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison.

To see Truth’s arm was to see conventional wisdom about women turned on its head and to see the brutality of enslaved women’s lives exposed. By appealing to her own experience, Truth made black women newly visible as women even as she challenged the prevailing view of what that was supposed to mean and insisted that women should be the bearers of all the rights afforded to men. 39 Appeals to experience have typically shared the vital power of a gesture: they make visible and shed light on what has been otherwise hidden or ignored (often despite its being in plain sight).

62. hooks, Ain’t I a Woman, 11. 63. Ibid. 64. , 13. 65. hooks, Talking Back, 11. Black Feminism, Poststructuralism, and the Contested Character 33 66. , 11–12. 67. Collins, Fighting Words, 54. 68. Williams 1991, 7. 69. She acknowledges the shift in perspective in the preface to the second edition of Black Feminist Thought (xiii). 70. Collins, Fighting Words, 56. 71. , 52. 72. , 52–53. 73. , 53. 74. Williams 1991, 18. 75. , 7. 76. , 9. 77. , 256. 78. Ibid. 79. , 257. Works Cited Alcoff, Linda. 1997.

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