African-American Women's History and the Metalanguage of Race

  title={African-American Women's History and the Metalanguage of Race},
  author={Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={251 - 274}
  • E. Higginbotham
  • Published 1 January 1992
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
PT-P HEORETICAL DISCUSSION in African-American women's history begs for greater voice. I say this as a black woman who is cognizant of the strengths and limitations of current feminist theory. Feminist scholars have moved rapidly forward in addressing theories of subjectivity, questions of difference, the construction of social relations as relations of power, the conceptual implications of binary oppositions such as male versus female or equality versus difference-all issues defined with… 
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