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On Black Feminist Thought: thinking oppression and resistance through intersectional paradigm
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2015 (English)In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, Vol. 38, no 13, 2334-2340 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Located in African American women's everyday and historical experiences of oppression and resistance, black feminist epistemology and critical social theory, Patricia Hill Collins raises the intellectual level in all these arenas. Developed through a dynamic interaction with black women's everyday struggles, black feminist thought is important not only for its contribution to critical social theories and methodologies, but also for providing important knowledge for the use of social justice movements. It uses intersectional analysis to shed light on the relationships between the structural, symbolic and everyday aspects of domination and individual and collective struggles in various domains of social life. Collins offers an interpretive framework for understanding the experiences of African American women. However, the significance of black feminist thought reaches far beyond US and black American communities. This article is a reading of Collins's concept of intersectionality, the relationship between oppression and resistance, and the politics of empowerment.

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Uppsala Univ, Dept Sociol, Uppsala, Sweden., 2015. Vol. 38, no 13, 2334-2340 p.
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black, feminist, knowledge, intersectionality, domination, resistance
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Sociology Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264019DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1058492ISI: 000360459300028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-264019DiVA: diva2:859719
Available from: 2015-10-08 Created: 2015-10-05 Last updated: 2015-10-08Bibliographically approved

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