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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Fall 2009

ANT 324L • Black Feminist Theory and Praxis

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30428 T
12:30 PM-3:30 PM
jes A230

Course Description

This undergraduate course examines contemporary black feminist theory in the United States, and the civil rights, anti-war, student and second wave feminist movements that influenced and inspired its growth during the 1960s, 70s, 80s. This course explores the ideological distinctions between state and counter-state feminism, socialist feminism, "womanism" and "black feminism, and black lesbian and transgendered feminisms. The works of black women artists and the role of activism, anti-racism, and internationalism in the formation of black feminist thought will also be examined. Students will create a collective on-line research project, for the Warfield CAAAS digital repository, on the development of third wave black feminism/womanism in hip hop culture and international feminism, and its relationship to second wave black feminism.


Texts include: Angela Y. Davis: An Autobiography; The Black Feminist Reader; Assata: An Autobiography; Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider; Delores Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk; K. McKittrick, Demonic Grounds; James, Shadowboxing.


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