Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
by bell hooks
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Publication Date: January 1981
Publisher: South End Press
Binding: Trade Paper
Topics: FEMINISM; AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN
A groundbreaking work of feminist history and theory analyzing the complex relations between various forms of oppression. Ain't I a Woman examines the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminism.
About the Author
One of the leading public intellectuals of her generation, bell hooks has authored over 20 books, including several classics in African-American and Women's Studies. Known mainly as a feminist thinker, hooks addresses a broad range of issues related to gender, race, teaching, and media, always advancing the understanding that these topics must be conceived of as interconnected, not isolated strands.
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