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Learning from the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought
Black women have long occupied marginal positions in academic settings. I argue that many Black female intellectuals have made creative use of their marginality—their “outsider within” status–toExpand
Black Feminist Thought
The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought
  • P. Collins
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1 July 1989
Sojourner Truth, Anna Julia Cooper, Ida Wells Barnett, and Fannie Lou Hamer are but a few names from a growing list of distinguished African-American women activists. Although their sustainedExpand
Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice
A professor of sociology explores how black feminist thought confronts the injustices of poverty and white supremacy, and argues that those operating outside the mainstream emphasize sociologicalExpand
Intersectionality's Definitional Dilemmas
The term intersectionality references the critical insight that race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nation, ability, and age operate not as unitary, mutually exclusive entities, but rather asExpand
It's All In the Family: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Nation
Intersectionality has attracted substantial scholarly attention in the 1990s. Rather than examining gender, race, class, and nation as distinctive social hierarchies, intersectionality examines howExpand
Gender, Black Feminism, and Black Political Economy
This article uses two dimensions of Black feminist standpoint epistemology to investigate Black political economy. It suggests that centering on Black women's experiences and analyzing thoseExpand
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