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Title African Americans doing feminism : putting theory into everyday practice / edited by Aaronette M. White
Published Albany : State University of New York (SUNY) Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (ix, 303 pages)
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents African Americans Doing Feminism; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: African American Feminist Practices; Part I. Family Values; 1. Mother Work: A Stay-at-Home Mom Advocates Breastfeeding; 2. Bringing Up Daddy: A Black Feminist Fatherhood; 3. Tubes Tied, Child-Free by Choice; Part II. Community Building; 4. ¡Ola, Hermano! A Black Latino Feminist Organizes Men; 5. "Sister Outsiders"How the Students and I Came Out; 6. Feminist Compassion: A Gay Man Loving Black Women; 7. Gay, Gray, and a Place to Stay: Living It Up and Out in an RV Park; Part III. Romantic Partnerships
8. The Second Time Around: Marriage, Black Feminist Style9. "Every Goodbye Ain't Gone": Why the Feminist I Loved Left Me; 10. When the Hand That Slaps Is Female: Fighting Addiction; Part IV. Healing Practices; 11. Resistance as Recovery: Winning a Sexual Harassment Complaint; 12. Learning to Love the Little Black Boy in Me: Breaking Family Silences, Ending Shame; 13. I Took Back My Dignity: Surviving and Thriving after Incest; 14. Diving Deep and Surfacing: How I Healed from Depression; Part V. Career Dilemmas; 15. Mary Don't You Weep: A Feminist Nun's Vocation; 16. Becoming an Entrepreneur
17. Light on a Dark Path: Self-Discovery among White Women18. The Accidental Advocate: Life Coaching as a Feminist Vocation; List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary 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
Analysis Multi-User
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject African American feminists -- History
Feminism -- United States -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
African American feminists
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author White, Aaronette M
LC no. 2009033540
ISBN 9781438431437