Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era

Ashley D. Farmer (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
August 01, 2019
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781469654737

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About the Author

Ashley D. Farmer is assistant professor of history and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas-Austin

Reviews

Outstanding and nuanced. . . . Farmer traces the relationships between black women's intellectual, artistic, and activist work.--Journal of Southern History


An in-depth scholarly analysis of Black Nationalist movements, feminism, and art. Recommended for a scholarly audience.--Library Journal


The compelling analysis and clear prose make this book a must-read for anyone who desires a more nuanced understanding of Black Power beyond the works by and about the select few men who are more commonly recognized as the movement's leaders.--Public Books


This in-depth study by Farmer depicts strides against sexism, racism, and classism that black women from all walks of life made to blaze pathways toward freedom . . . this text reveals how black women have continued to be central figures in challenging long-standing social injustices.--Choice


Farmer offers students of twentieth-century U.S. history a marvelous gift: an intellectual genealogy of radical black women's black power activism, grounded in their political theorizing and cultural production and spanning the post-World War II years through the 1970s.--The Journal of American History


Farmer challenges the basic assumptions of this period that the main role of women was marginal or custodial within Black Power formations, or that black women simply left Black Power organizations to form their own groups in reaction to intransigent sexism during the era. Instead, Farmer describes black women as engaged in intense ideological struggles to shape the political interventions and priorities of the organizations in which they were involved.--American Historical Review


Provides a nuanced and perceptive account of black women's political activism in the Black Power era.--Pacific Historical Review