Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics (Paperback)
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Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 07/05/2002
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Shadowboxing presents an explosive analysis of the history and practice of black feminisms, drawing upon political theory, history, and cultural studies in a sweepingly interdisciplinary work. Joy James charts new territory by synthesizing theories of social movements with cultural and identity politics. She brings into the spotlight images of black female agency and intellectualism in radical and anti-radical political contexts. From a comparative look at Ida B. Wells, Ella Baker, Angela Davis, and Assata Shakur to analyses of the black woman in white cinema and the black man in feminist coalitions, she focuses attention on the invisible or the forgotten. James convincingly demonstrates how images of powerful women are either consigned to oblivion or transformed into icons robbed of intellectual power. Shadowboxing honors and analyzes the work of black activists and intellectuals and, along the way, redefines the sharp divide between intellectual work and political movements. A daringly original study, this book changes what it means to be American.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9780312294496
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 311 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Remarkable...James reveals a radical tradition that could free us all." - Robin D. G. Kelley

"With the publication of Shadowboxing...Joy James is poised to become a major figure among contemporary black intellectuals." - Mark Anthony Neal, Washington Post Book World

"A provocative look at the dynamics of race, gender, and radicalism." - Ebony

"An interdisciplinary and well-analyzed representation of radical black women fighting for rights and visibility." - Library Journal

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