By Patricia Hill Collins
Publish yr note: First released in 1990
In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American ladies have built a wealthy highbrow culture that's not widely recognized. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the phrases and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals in addition to these African-American girls outdoors academe.
She offers an interpretive framework for the paintings of such renowned Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. the result's a perfectly crafted booklet that offers the 1st man made review of Black feminist notion.
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