Reconstructing Womanhood, Reconstructing Feminism: Writings on Black Women, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Reconstructing Womanhood, Reconstructing Feminism

Writings on Black Women, 1st Edition

Edited by Delia Jarrett-Macauley


224 pages

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Reconstructing Womanhood, Reconstructing Feminism is the first British feminist anthology to examine concepts of womanhood and feminism within the context of `race' and ethnicity. Challenging contemporary feminist theory, the book highlights ways in which constructions of womanhood have traditionally excluded black women's experience, and proposes a reconsideration of terms such as `feminist'. The research subjects and methods of many of the contributors have been shaped by the specifics of the Black British experience and context.

The collection brings together various ideas about `difference' and identity. It covers a wide range of social and cultural issues including the position of black women in the church, lesbian identity in film, contemporary African feminism, and British immigration law.


` … a unique contribution to black feminist debate and a demonstration of the strengths of feminist theory grounded in experience.' - - Sheila Rowbotham, World Institue for Development Economics Research

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MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General