Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women
by Brittney Cooper
Publication Date: May 03, 2017
List Price: $95.00
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Parent Company: University of Illinois
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Beyond Respectability charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals and the evolution of their thought from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s. Eschewing the Great Race Man paradigm so prominent in contemporary discourse, Brittney C. Cooper looks at the far-reaching intellectual achievements of female thinkers and activists like Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, Fannie Barrier Williams, Pauli Murray, and Toni Cade Bambara. Cooper delves into the processes that transformed these women and others into racial leadership figures, including long-overdue discussions of their theoretical output and personal experiences. As Cooper shows, their body of work critically reshaped our understandings of race and gender discourse. It also confronted entrenched ideas of how—and who—produced racial knowledge.
- History / African American
- History / United States / 20th Century
- History / Women
- Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
- Social Science / Women’s Studies
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