The Politics of Intersectionality

Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance

Authors: Isoke, Z.

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Contemporary urban spaces are critical sites of resistance for black women. By focusing on the spatial aspects of political resistance of black women in Newark, this book provides new ways of understanding the complex dynamics and innovative political practices within major American cities.

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Zenzele Isoke is Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, USA

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"This is a powerful book that makes visible the political labor of black women in all its forms. The author broadens our understanding of black women's resistance to include both traditional acts of political engagement as well as black women's work to build social capital and create political spaces of engagement The women in this book are engaged in producing transformation in their city and communities, but Isoke also highlights the fluidity that surrounds their identities, political ideologies and strategies of engagement. This work destabilizes any idea of a monolithic black politics or a monolithic black feminist politics by paying attention to the interventions of queer and hip hop activists. This is an important book that builds on and extends our understanding of how intersectionality is enacted by black women at the local level." - Cathy J. Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

"Zenzele Isoke's Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance provides much-needed research on Black political women's constraints and possibilities in implementing resistance politics in one of the U.S.'s most noted cities grappling with neoliberalization, structural inequality, and a patriarchal Black political machine. Wedding attention to race, class, and sexuality with insights from Black feminist geography, Isoke offers an innovative, deeply interdisciplinary approach to Black feminist research on Black Politics." - Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd, associate professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and author of Gender, Race, and Nationalism in Contemporary Black Politics


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Isoke, Zenzele

  • Framing Black Women’s Resistance: A Black Feminist Intersectional Approach

    Pages 13-36

    Isoke, Zenzele

  • Making Place in Newark: Neoliberalization and Gendered Racialization in a US City

    Pages 37-57

    Isoke, Zenzele

  • (Re)Imagining Home: Black Women and the Cultural Production of Blackness in Newark

    Pages 59-75

    Isoke, Zenzele

  • The Politics of Homemaking: Black Feminist Transformations of a Cityscape

    Pages 77-96

    Isoke, Zenzele

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance
Authors
Series Title
The Politics of Intersectionality
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-04538-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137045386
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34208-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 212
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