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Author Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944- author.

Title The Angela Y. Davis reader / edited by Joy James.

Publication Info. Malden, Massachusetts : Blackwell Publishers, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.896 D261A    Check Shelf
Description vi, 370 pages ; 24 cm
eth African Americans lcdgt
nat Americans lcdgt
Series Blackwell readers
Blackwell readers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-348) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I. Prisons, repression, and resistance -- Excerpts from Angela Davis: An autobiography -- Political prisoners, prisons, and Black Liberation -- Unfinished lecture on Liberation-- II -- Race and criminalization: Black Americans and the punishment industry -- From the prison of slavery to the slavery of prison: Frederick Douglass and the convict lease system -- Racialized punishment and prison abolition -- Part II. Marxism, anti-racism, and feminism -- Reflections on the black woman's role in the community of slaves -- Rape, racism, and the capitalist setting -- Violence against women and the ongoing challenge to racism -- JoAnne Little: The dialectics of rape -- Women and capitalism: Dialectics of oppression and liberation -- The Approaching obsolescence of housework: A working-class perspective -- Surrogates and outcast mothers: Racism and reproductive politics in the nineties -- Black women and the academy -- Part III. Aesthetics and culture -- Art on the frontline: Mandate for a people's culture -- I Used to be your sweet mama: Ideology, sexuality, and domesticity -- Underexposed: Photography and Afro-American history -- Afro images: Politics, fashion, and nostalgia -- Meditations on the legacy of Malcolm X -- Black nationalism: The sixties and the nineties -- Part IV. Interviews -- Coalition building among people of color: A discussion with Angela Y. Davis and Elizabeth Martinez -- Reflections on race, class, and gender in the USA -- Part V. Appendix -- Opening defense statement presented by Angela Y. Davis in Santa Clara County Superior Court, March 29, 1972 -- Select bibliography -- Index.
Summary Joy James, "the editor teaches political theory in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she is also Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America (CSERA)"--Cover.
"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."--Provided by publisher.
Subject African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
African Americans -- Politics and government.
United States -- Race relations.
Social classes -- United States.
African American women -- Political activity.
Feminism -- United States.
African American women -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst00799461
African Americans -- Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst00799659
African Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799698
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Ethnische Beziehungen (DE-588)4176973-9
Feminismus (DE-588)4222126-2
Schwarze (DE-588)4116433-7
Soziale Situation (DE-588)4077575-6
United States (DE-588)4078704-7
Aufsatzsammlung (DE-588)4143413-4
United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Chronological Term Since 1975
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Added Author James, Joy, 1958- editor.
ISBN 0631203613 (paperback ; alk. paper)
9780631203612 (paperback ; alk. paper)
0631203605 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9780631203605 (hardback ; alk. paper)
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