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The Angela Y. Davis Reader (Blackwell Readers)

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For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on liberation theory and democratic praxis. Challenging the foundations of mainstream discourse, her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced democratic theory, antiracist feminism, critical studies and political struggles.

Even for readers who primarily know her as a revolutionary of the late 1960s and early 1970s (or as a political icon for militant activism) she has greatly expanded the scope and range of social philosophy and political theory. Expanding critical theory, contemporary progressive theorists - engaged in justice struggles - will find their thought influenced by the liberation praxis of Angela Y. Davis.

The Angela Y. Davis Reader presents eighteen essays from her writings and interviews which have appeared in If They Come in the Morning, Women, Race, and Class, Women, Culture, and Politics, and Black Women and the Blues as well as articles published in women's, ethnic/black studies and communist journals, and cultural studies anthologies. In four parts - "Prisons, Repression, and Resistance", "Marxism, Anti-Racism, and Feminism", "Aesthetics and Culture", and recent interviews - Davis examines revolutionary politics and intellectualism.

Davis's discourse chronicles progressive political movements and social philosophy. It is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary political philosophy, critical race theory, social theory, ethnic studies, American studies, African American studies, cultural theory, feminist philosophy, gender studies.

Synopsis:

This volume incorporates three decades of writing from this revolutionary figure whose analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have expanded the scope and range of social and political theory.

Synopsis:

For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on feminism, anti-racism, political philosophy, and liberation theory. Her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced political and social thought, and contemporary struggles.

This volume presents interviews, essays, and excerpts from Davis’s most important works including her memoir. In four parts – Prisons, Repression, and Resistance; Marxism, Anti-Racism, and Feminism; Aesthetics and Culture; and Interviews – Davis examines progressive politics and intellectualism. The extensive introduction by Joy James both provides biographical background and contextualizes the intellectual development of Davis as one of the leading thinkers of our time.

The Angela Y. Davis Reader is essential reading for anyone concerned about social justice, Marxism, and critical race and feminist theory.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-348) and index.

About the Author

Joy James teaches Political Theory in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of several noted books and publications on Feminism, Critical Race Theory, and Democratic Politics, including Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals (1997).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Prisons, Repression, and Resistance:.

1. Excerpts from Angela Davis: an Autobiography.

2. Political Prisoners, Prisons and Black Liberation.

3. Unfinished Lecture on Liberation - II.

4. Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Punishment Industry.

Part II: Marxism, Anti-Racism and Feminism:.

5. Reflections on the Black Woman's Role in the Community of Slaves.

6. Rape, Racism, and the Capitalist Setting.

7. Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Challenge to Racism.

8. Joanne Little: The Dialectics of Rape.

9. Women and Capitalism: Dialectics of Oppression and Liberation.

10. The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective.

11. Outcast Mothers and Surrogates: Racism and Reproductive Politics in the Nineties.

12. Black Women and the Academy.

Part III: Aesthetics and Culture:.

13. For a People's Culture.

14. I Used To Be Your Sweet Mama: Ideology, Sexuality and Domesticity.

15. Photography and Afro-American History.

16. Afro Images: Politics, Fashion, and Nostalgia.

17. Meditations on the Legacy of Malcolm X.

18. Black Nationalism: The Sixties and the Nineties.

Part IV: Interviews: .

19. Coalition Building Among People of Color: A Discussion With Angela Y. Davis and Elizabeth Martinez.

20. Reflections on Race, Class, and Gender in the USA.

Appendix: Opening Defense Statement Presented By Angela Y. Davis in Santa Clara County Superior Court March 29, 1972.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631203612
Editor:
James, Joy
Author:
Davis, Angela Yvonne
Editor:
James, Joy
Author:
Davis, Angela Yvonne
Author:
James, Joy
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Malden, Mass. :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Feminism -- United States.
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
African Americans--Politics and government
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Gender & Philosophy
Copyright:
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers
Series Volume:
no. 966
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.99x6.02x1.17 in. 1.40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume incorporates three decades of writing from this revolutionary figure whose analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have expanded the scope and range of social and political theory.
"Synopsis" by , For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on feminism, anti-racism, political philosophy, and liberation theory. Her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced political and social thought, and contemporary struggles.

This volume presents interviews, essays, and excerpts from Davis’s most important works including her memoir. In four parts – Prisons, Repression, and Resistance; Marxism, Anti-Racism, and Feminism; Aesthetics and Culture; and Interviews – Davis examines progressive politics and intellectualism. The extensive introduction by Joy James both provides biographical background and contextualizes the intellectual development of Davis as one of the leading thinkers of our time.

The Angela Y. Davis Reader is essential reading for anyone concerned about social justice, Marxism, and critical race and feminist theory.

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