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  1. The Womanist Idea

    By Layli Maparyan

    Following on the heels of The Womanist Reader, The Womanist Idea offers a comprehensive, systematic analysis of womanism, including a detailed discussion of the womanist worldview (cosmology, ontology, epistemology, logic, axiology, and methodology) and its implications for activism. From a...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies

    By Lynn Prince Cooke

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies offers an in-depth analysis of gender-class equality across six countries to reveal why gender-class equality in paid and unpaid work remains elusive, and what more policy might do to achieve better social and economic outcomes. This book is...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Making Sense of Race, Class, and Gender

    Commonsense, Power, and Privilege in the United States

    By Celine-Marie Pascale

    Using arresting case studies of how ordinary people understand the concepts of race, class, and gender, Celine-Marie Pascale shows that the peculiarity of commonsense is that it imposes obviousness-that which we cannot fail to recognize. As a result, how we negotiate the challenges of inequality in...

    Published December 13th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Black Sexual Politics

    African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism

    By Patricia Hill Collins

    In Black Sexual Politics, one of America's most influential writers on race and gender explores how images of Black sexuality have been used to maintain the color line and how they threaten to spread a new brand of racism around the world today....

    Published July 14th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys

    Race and Gender Disparity in Urban Education

    By Nancy Lopez

    This book is an ethnographic study of Carribean youth in New York City to help explain how and why schools and cities are failing boys of color....

    Published December 13th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Black Feminist Thought

    Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, 2nd Edition

    By Patricia Hill Collins, Patricia Hill Collins

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those...

    Published December 7th 1999 by Routledge