Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

by bell hooks

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A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317588603
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 585,234
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A cultural critic, an intellectual, and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including Feminist Theory, Bone Black, All About Love, Rock My Soul, Belonging, We Real Cool, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real. hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, and resides in her home state of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition  Introduction  1. Sexism and the Black Female Slave Experience  2. Continued Devaluation of Black Womanhood  3. The Imperialism of Patriarchy  4. Racism and Feminism: The Issue of Accountability  5. Black Women and Feminism

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