Black women in politics : demanding citizenship, challenging power, and seeking justice /

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Imprint:Albany : State University of New York Press, [2018]
Description:1 online resource (xxxvii, 275 pages)
Series:SUNY series in African American studies
SUNY series in new political science
SUNY series in African American studies.
SUNY series in new political science.
Subject:Women, Black -- Political activity -- Cross-cultural studies.
Women, Black -- Social conditions -- Cross-cultural studies.
Feminism -- Cross-cultural studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Women, Black -- Political activity.
Women, Black -- Social conditions.
Electronic books.
Cross-cultural studies.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Jordan-Zachery, Julia S., 1971- editor.
Alexander-Floyd, Nikol G. (Nikol Gertrude), editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:This book explores how Diasporic Black women engage in politics, highlighting three dimensions--citizenship, power, and justice--that are foundational to intersectionality theory and politics as developed by Black women and other women of color. By extending beyond particular time periods, locations, and singular definitions of politics, Black Women in Politics sets itself apart in the field of women's and gender studies in three ways: by focusing on contemporary Black politics not only in the United States, but also the African Diaspora; by showcasing politics along a broad trajectory, including social movements, formal politics, public policy, media studies, and epistemology; and by including a multidisciplinary range of scholars, with a strong concentration of work by political scientists, a group whose work is often excluded or limited in edited collections. The final result expands our repertoire of methodological tools and concepts for discussing and assessing Black women's lives, the conditions under which they live, their labor, and the politics they enact to improve their circumstances.
Other form:Print version: Black women in politics. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2018 9781438470931