||pt. I. The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought -- 1. The Politics of Black Feminist Thought -- 2. Distinguishing Features of Black Feminist Thought -- pt. II. Core Themes in Black Feminist Thought -- 3. Work, Family, and Black Women's Oppression -- 4. Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images -- 5. The Power of Self-Definition -- 6. The Sexual Politics of Black Womanhood -- 7. Black Women's Love Relationships -- 8. Black Women and Motherhood -- 9. Rethinking Black Women's Activism -- pt. III. Black Feminism, Knowledge, and Power -- 10. U.S. Black Feminism in a Transnational Context -- 11. Black Feminist Epistemology -- 12. Toward a Politics of Empowerment.
||In the first major update to this classic book in many years, Collins traces the history and contours of Black women's ideas and actions to argue that Black feminist thought is the discourse that fosters Black women's survival, persistence, and success against the odds. Through meticulous research that synthesizes the important intellectual work done by Black women, Collins's timely update demonstrates that Black women's ideas and actions are not marginal concerns but rather are central to the future of social justice within democratic societies. The combination of the text's classic arguments and a preface and epilogue written expressly for this edition speak to people who have long been working on social justice and to a new generation of readers who are encountering the ideas and actions of Black women for the first time. For this 30th year anniversary edition, Patricia Hill Collins examines how the ideas in this classic text speak to contemporary social issues and identifies the directions needed for the future of Black feminist thought.
|General note||First edition published 1990; second edition 2000; Routledge Classics edition 2008.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|