New PDF release: Anna Julia Cooper, Visionary Black Feminist: A Critical

By Vivian M. May

ISBN-10: 0415956420

ISBN-13: 9780415956420

ISBN-10: 0415956439

ISBN-13: 9780415956437

Vivian M. might explores the theoretical and political contributions of Anna Julia Cooper, a well known Black feminist pupil, educator and activist whose principles deserve way more awareness than they've got acquired. Drawing on Africana and feminist idea, could locations Cooper's theorizing in its old contexts and gives new how one can interpret the evolution of Cooper's visionary politics, subversive method, and defiant philosophical outlook. Rejecting notions that Cooper was once an elitist duped through dominant ideologies, may well contends that Cooper's ambiguity, code-switching, and irony will be understood as thoughts of a thorough technique of dissent.

May exhibits how throughout six many years of labor, Cooper traced history's silences and delineated the workings of strength and inequality in an array of contexts, from technology to literature, economics to pop culture, faith to the legislations, schooling to social paintings, and from the political to the non-public. may perhaps emphasizes that Cooper eschewed all different types of mastery and known as for severe cognizance and collective motion at the a part of marginalized humans at domestic and in a foreign country. She concludes that during utilizing a border-crossing, intersectional procedure, Cooper effectively argues for theorizing from adventure, develops inclusive equipment of liberation, and crafts a imaginative and prescient of a essentially egalitarian social imaginary.

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