African Americans Doing Feminism

African Americans Doing Feminism

Putting Theory Into Everyday Practice

eBook - 2010
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How might ordinary people apply feminist principles to everyday situations? How do feminist ideas affect the daily behaviors and decisions of those who seek to live out the basic idea that women are as fully human as men? This collection of essays uses concrete examples to illuminate the ways in which African Americans practice feminism on a day-to-day basis. Demonstrating real-life situations of feminism in action, each essay tackles an issue--such as personal finances, parenting, sexual harassment, reproductive freedom, incest, depression and addiction, or romantic relationships--and articulates a feminist approach to engaging with the problem or concern. Contributors include African American scholars, artists, activists, and business professionals who offer personal accounts of how they encountered feminist ideas and are using them now as a guide to living. The essays reveal how feminist principles affect people's perceptions of their ability to change themselves and society, because the personal is not always self-evidently political.
"The topic of thinking about feminism and feminist theory as functional is very important: students often want to know more about how they can put feminist thinking and politics into action. Having concrete, lived examples of how various people have done so is a real contribution to the field."--Vivian M. May, author of Anna Julia Cooper; Visionary Black Feminist: A Critical Introduction --Book Jacket.
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York (SUNY) Press, Ă2010
ISBN: 9781438431437
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 303 pages)
Additional Contributors: White, Aaronette M.


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