Women, Culture, and Politics

Women, Culture, and Politics

by Angela Y. Davis

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A collection of speeches and writings by political activist Angela Davis which address the political and social changes of the past decade as they are concerned with the struggle for racial, sexual, and economic equality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679724872
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/19/1990
Edition description: First Vintage Books Edition
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 290,951
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Table of Contents

On Women and the Pursuit of Equality and Peace

Let Us All Rise Together: Radical Perspectives on Empowerment for Afro-American Women

Facing Our Common Foe: Women and the Struggle Against Racism

We Do Not Consent: Violence Against Women in a Racist Society

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: The Politics of Black Women’s Health

Peace Is a Sister’s Issue Too: Afro-American Women and the Campaign Against Nuclear Arms

Slaying the Dream: The Black Family and the Crisis of Capitalism (with Fania Davis)

Women in the 1980’s: Setbacks and Victories

On International Issues

When a Woman Is a Rock: Reflections on Winnie Mandela’s Autobiography

Children First: The Campaign for a Free South Africa

Finishing the Agenda: Reflections on Forum ’85, Nairobi, Kenya

Women in Egypt: A Personal View

Revolution and Womankind: On Clara Zetkin’s Selected Writings

On Education and Culture

Imagining the Future

Reaping Fruit and Throwing Seed

Ethnic Studies: Global Meanings

Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People’s Culture

Underexposed: Photography and Afro-American History

Brushstrokes for Social Change: The Art of Rupert Garcia

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Women, Culture and Politics 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The writings in this book are a collection given by Ms.Davis. She dealswith a number of topics such as thespiraling arms race,the role of womenin present day politics,South Africa'sapartheid goverment,modern day feminists.In particular the speech given to graduating seniors at Berkley High sheurges them to continue the activism ofthe sixties not to lose sight of thesacrifices of her generation. I have read this book a number of timeseach time I read it I find something Ihad previously overlooked. I have tremendous respect for thisremarkable woman and her committment toher values. Messers Nixon and Reagen labled hera dangerous woman. Do you need a betterreason to embrace the wisdom of AngelaDavis?
Citizenjoyce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a sad disappointment Angela Davis turned out to be. Since she is such a strong, accomplished women I foolishly expected her to be a feminist. Wrong. She is first an foremost a communist with all the dissembling that dedicated politicians are prone to. She exhibits a very strong dislike for white feminists and equates them with the bourgeoisie, though I would be willing to bet that with the difference in money and financial standing between the two of us I would be the one considered proletariat and she the bourgeoisie. She is completely offended by white feminist fight to end female genital mutilation, and even manages to imply that Israel has some responsibility for misogyny in Egypt. She indicates that freedom abounded in the USSR, and waxes poetic about the spiritual leadership of that torturer Winnie Mandela. I gave this book 2 stars only because she does have some accurate things to say about workers' rights and the treatment of the poor, but I would not recommend the book to anyone.