The Historical Evolution of Black Feminist Theory and Praxis

@article{Taylor1998TheHE,
  title={The Historical Evolution of Black Feminist Theory and Praxis},
  author={U. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  year={1998},
  volume={29},
  pages={234 - 253}
}
  • U. Taylor
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Black Studies
As a theoretical construct, feminism presently has more raps than Queen Latifah and a plethora of "additives" to preserve its "freshness." Yet, prior to contemporary scholars' efforts to identify variations in women's lives, feminist theory suffered from what Adrienne Rich (1978) describes as "white solipsism-to think, imagine and speak as if whiteness described the world" (p. 299). Considering the history of racial tensions in the United States, it is not surprising that it was African… Expand
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