From black power to hip hop [electronic resource] : Racism, nationalism, and feminism.

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Series: Politics History and Social Chan Ser: Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2014.Description: 1 online resource (257 pages).ISBN: 9781592137909.Subject(s): African American women -- Social conditionsLooking glass | African Americans -- Politics and governmentLooking glass | African Americans -- Race identityLooking glass | African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-Looking glass | Afrocentrism -- United States | Ethnicity -- United StatesLooking glass | Feminism -- United StatesLooking glass | Electronic booksLooking glassAlternative form: Print version: From Black Power to Hip Hop : Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism 9781592130917Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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Despite legislation designed to eliminate unfair racial practices, the United States continues to struggle with a race problem. Some thinkers label this a "new" racism and call for new political responses to it. Using the experiences of African American women and men as a touchstone for analysis, Patricia Hill Collins examines new forms of racism as well as political responses to it.In this incisive and stimulating book, renowned social theorist Patricia Hill Collins investigates how nationalism has operated and re-emerged in the wake of contemporary globalization and offers an interpretation of how black nationalism works today in the wake of changing black youth identity. Hers is the first study to analyze the interplay of racism, nationalism, and feminism in the context of twenty-first century black America.From Black Power to Hip Hop covers a wide range of topics including the significance of race and ethnicity to the American national identity; how ideas about motherhood affect population policies; African American use of black nationalism ideologies as anti-racist practice; and the relationship between black nationalism, feminism and women in the hip-hop generation.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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Sociologist Collins (Black Feminist Thought; Black Sexual Politics) turns her eye toward young African American women who have chosen to explore feminism through pop culture instead of academia in this sometimes rousing, sometimes plodding anthology of six essays. As the title suggests, Collins?s overarching focus is on African American nationalism and feminism between the end of Black Power and the rise of hip hop culture. She offers a lively analysis of ?hip hop feminism? espoused by Joan Morgan and other writers. ?They see the incongruity of learning about feminism in their college classrooms, yet their response lies not in becoming academics who broker commodified knowledge within the academic marketplace.? Also intriguing is her assessment of the divergence within the feminism movement, fueled in part by white feminism?s failure to recognize the value of the work women of color do in their communities, resulting in a ?colorblind racism? that has taken the place of active discrimination and leaves young African American women torn between an individualistic feminism and a community-oriented black nationalism. Though Collins devotes too much time to rehashing studies of race in America that other scholars published in the 1990s, her analysis of the choices facing women of the hip hop generation is provocative and invaluable. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.


Historical narratives about race, civil rights, black nationalism, and socialism often omit or minimize women and questions of feminism. Collins (Univ. of Maryland) explores the intersection(s) between these movements and interpretive frames. In particular, she examines the lives of black women between the waning of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1970s and the emergence of hip-hop culture in the 1980s-90s. The author describes how the rhetoric of the colorblind society masks continuing disadvantage and inequality, hidden behind new forms of racism. With emphasis on the community work of black women and their role as culture workers, Collins exposes the class and race hierarchies that exist between women, even within the domain of feminism. She excavates the zone of convergence between black nationalism and black feminism (and womanism), and the tension between everyday feminism and academic feminism. These essays probe deeply into issues of racism, classism, misogyny, and homophobia, and reveal the architecture of racial and gender subordination. They are provocative, hard hitting, and compelling. An outstanding contribution to gender studies and literature on race, ethnicity, and contemporary US culture. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. W. Glasker Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden

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Patricia Hill Collins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park and author of Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment and Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice.