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Back to the drawing board [electronic resource] : African-Canadian feminisms /
edited by Njoki Nathani Wane, Katerina Deliovsky & Erica Lawson.
imprint
Toronto [Ont.] : Sumach Press, 2002.
description
332 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1894549171 (pbk.) :, 9781894549172
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imprint
Toronto [Ont.] : Sumach Press, 2002.
isbn
1894549171 (pbk.) :
9781894549172
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10494955
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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"Feminists of all colours and cultures have been waiting a long time for this book." - Rosemary Brown
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Main Description
What are the fundamental tenets of African-Canadian feminism? What are the elements of feminist theory that have contributed to African-Canadian feminist thought? African-American feminists have influenced thinking and writing in Canada. As well, Black-Canadian feminists have published on a wide range of issues relating to Black women's lives, history and experience. Back to the Drawing Board builds on this existing literature and maps out a new space in which to articulate a stronger vision of African-Canadian feminism. While the essays focus on key concepts and debates that underlie Black feminist theory and challenge the dominant structures that continue to exclude Black women, the objective is to bring the plurality of African-Canadian women's voices and experiences into the centre of analysis.
Main Description
What are the fundamental tenets of African-Canadian feminism? What are the elements of feminist theory that have contributed to African-Canadian feminist thought? African-American feminists have influenced thinking and writing in Canada. As well, Black-Canadian feminists have published on a wide range of issues relating to Black women's lives, history and experience. Back to the Drawing Board builds on this existing literature and maps out a new space in which to articulate a stronger vision of African-Canadian feminism. While the essays focus on key concepts and debates that underlie Black feminist theory and challenge the dominant structures that continue to exclude Black women, the objective is to bring the plurality of African-Canadian women's voices and experiences into the centre of analysis. To accomplish this, the editors draw on different theories and insights. The fourteen contributors come from different race and gender backgrounds and are committed to creating an empowering space where Black women can speak to and about each other and find a home for their words. They write on the subjects of Black-Canadian feminist thought, African-Canadian feminist historiography Black feminist political activism, white mainstream feminism as a liberatory movement Black women in the white feminism and anti-racist education Native education and spirituality that form and shape identity, how the media and law construct Black identity, the social consequences of interracial relationships. Includes a Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Back to the Drawing Board initiates a dialogue critical for defining feminisms that validate the contributions and experiences of African-Canadian women.
Main Description
What are the fundamental tenets of African-Canadian feminism? What are the elements of feminist theory that have contributed to African-Canadian feminist thought? African-American feminists have influenced thinking and writing in Canada. As well, Black-Canadian feminists have published on a wide range of issues relating to Black women's lives, history and experience. This book builds on this existing literature and maps out a new space in which to articulate a stronger vision of African-Canadian feminism. While the essays focus on key concepts and debates that underlie Black feminist theory and challenge the dominant structures that continue to exclude Black women, the objective is to bring the plurality of African-Canadian women's voices and experiences into the centre of analysis. To accomplish this, the editors draw on different theories and insights. The fourteen contributors come from different race and gender backgrounds and are committed to creating an empowering space where Black women can speak to and about each other and find a home for their words. They write on the subjects of: Black-Canadian feminist thought; African-Canadian feminist historiography; Black feminist political activism; White mainstream feminism as a liberatory movement; Black women in the academy and graduate studies; White feminism and anti-racist education; Native education and spirituality that form and shape identity; How the media and law construct Black identity; The social consequences of interracial relationships. The book initiates a dialogue critical for defining feminisms that validate the contributions and experiences of African-Canadian women.

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