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Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality - Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies (Paperback)
  • Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality - Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies (Paperback)

Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality - Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies (Paperback)

Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 08/02/2019
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In Black Feminism Reimagined Jennifer C. Nash reframes black feminism's engagement with intersectionality, often celebrated as its primary intellectual and political contribution to feminist theory. Charting the institutional history and contemporary uses of intersectionality in the academy, Nash outlines how women's studies has both elevated intersectionality to the discipline's primary program-building initiative and cast intersectionality as a threat to feminism's coherence. As intersectionality has become a central feminist preoccupation, Nash argues that black feminism has been marked by a single affect-defensiveness-manifested by efforts to police intersectionality's usages and circulations. Nash contends that only by letting go of this deeply alluring protectionist stance, the desire to make property of knowledge, can black feminists reimagine intellectual production in ways that unleash black feminist theory's visionary world-making possibilities.

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9781478000594
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

"What Nash does in Black Feminism Reimagined is new, brave, and important." -- Chelsea Johnson * Women's Review of Books *
"This book brings charged feminist issues, anxieties, and negative affects to the surface for the field of women's studies to confront making for a challenging yet necessary read." -- Tiffany Lethabo King * Feminist Formations *
"This is a book that generates messy feelings, that forges counterintuitive intimacies, that asks and answers difficult questions about a field that is still too often denied a brief- at least in the US academy- as a crucial site of intellectual motility, critical inquiry, and capacious knowledge production." -- Shoniqua Roach * Syndicate *
"Black Feminism Reimagined is an invitation to explore the radical openness of Black feminism and the diversity of its potential expressions." -- James Bliss * Syndicate *
"[This] book has created a moment in the academy that calls us to practice radical honesty. [Its] honesty about the affect and feelings that Black feminism- and particularly intersectionality- produce in the academy is a rare and refreshing break from the norms of bourgeois pretense and protocols of politesse." -- Tiffany King * Syndicate *
"Black Feminism Reimagined invites us to think about which sites of black feminism have been emphasized and which have been foreclosed in its multi-decade tarrying with the academy." -- Amber Musser * Syndicate *
"Nash provides an important new examination of intersectionality and Black feminism, one that will shape women's studies and feminist theory well into the future. Challenging yet enlightening, this book is sharp and nuanced and necessary. It's your end-of-year #RequiredReading." -- Karla Strand * Ms. *

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