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Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Trump

Authors: Harris, Duchess

  • Highlights how black feminist politics has impacted the massive political shifts of the past seven years, including Black Lives Matter and the rise of the alt-right
  • Updates black feminist historical record to include digital organizing and the mainstreaming of black feminist concepts in 21st century U.S. politics
  • Responds to contemporary political debates
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About this book

From “black girl magic” to Black Lives Matter, the second decade of the 21st century is defined by black feminist politics. Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Trump is a definitive investigation of the mainstreaming of black feminist politics in the 21st century. Following on the success of Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Clinton and Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Obama, this volume incorporates the black women leaders of Black Lives Matter; contemporary black feminist political stars like Rep. Maxine Waters and Senator Kamala Harris; and the transformative influence of black feminist political strategy and principles in mainstream U.S. politics, especially in the 2016 U.S. election. The text also deepens earlier editions’ consideration of sexuality and gender identity in black feminist politics and explores the role of digital organizing and social media in setting the terms of contemporary political struggles. A must-read for scholars in Political Science, American Studies, Africana Studies, History, and Gender/Feminist/Women’s Studies, Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Trump also breaks down the complexity of contemporary politics for an everyday reader eager to understand how black women have been defining leadership and politics since the mid-century.

About the authors

Duchess Harris is Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College, USA.

Reviews

“This new edition will be promptly welcomed, read and used in university courses and seminars, as well as in party, social movement and organizational planning efforts. Harris has enriched her already important exploration of the history, politics and political beliefs of African American women from the 19th century through the present. ” (Dianne Pinderhuges, Presidential Faculty Fellow and Professor in Africana Studies and Political Science, The University of Notre Dame, USA) 

“Anyone who wants to understand our current American political landscape must understand Black Feminist thought. This updated classic is the best place to begin.” (Heath Fogg Davis, Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Departure of Michelle Obama from the White House and the Need for Black Feminism

    Harris, Duchess

    Pages 1-12

  • A History of Black American Feminism

    Harris, Duchess

    Pages 13-36

  • Black Women’s Relationships with Party Politics

    Harris, Duchess

    Pages 37-79

  • The ’90s in Context: A History of Black Women in American Politics

    Harris, Duchess

    Pages 81-135

  • Doubting the Democrats: Current Disenchantment and Political Futures

    Harris, Duchess

    Pages 137-153

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95456-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $27.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95455-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Trump
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95456-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95456-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-95455-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 246
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