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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Beyond Respectablility





Title: Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Author: Brittney C Cooper

Genre: Non-Fiction







Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies






Synopsis: Beyond Respectability charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals and the evolution of their thought from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s. Eschewing the Great Race Man paradigm so prominent in contemporary discourse, Brittney C. Cooper looks at the far-reaching intellectual achievements of female thinkers and activists like Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, Fannie Barrier Williams, Pauli Murray, and Toni Cade Bambara. Cooper delves into the processes that transformed these women and others into racial leadership figures, including long-overdue discussions of their theoretical output and personal experiences. As Cooper shows, their body of work critically reshaped our understandings of race and gender discourse. It also confronted entrenched ideas of how--and who--produced racial knowledge.

Review: As someone who is completely unfamiliar with black women in the public sphere and activism, I found this to be extremely enlightening. It's very well written and informative.

Where to buy: Amazon

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