Black Feminist Thoughts and Practices|
Fall 2009 not offered
FGSS 332, ANTH 331|
In this course, we will engage anthropological and historical perspectives to examine the individual and collective experiences of African American women. Our aim is to gain awareness of the political, social, and cultural threads that, when woven together, form the central themes that gave rise to organic black and radical feminist practices and ideologies. Particular attention will be devoted to developing knowledge and understanding of African American women's experiences of enslavement, efforts at self-definition and self-sufficiency, social and political activism, and the need to forge a political collective based on feminist thoughts.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)
Bell Hooks, YEARNING
Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott and Barbara Smith, ALL THE WOMEN ARE WHITE, ALL THE MEN ARE BLACK, BUT SOME OF US ARE BRAVE
Joy James, SHADOWBOXING: BLACK FEMINIST POLITICS
Audrey Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER
Dorothy Roberts, KILLING THE BLACK BODY: RACE, REPRODUCTION AND THE MEANING OF LIBERTY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly responses, and a life history research project.