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Feminism and ‘race’

Dr Peggy Brunache (University of Glasgow) will introduce aspects of how feminist movements have approached and thought about the question of race.

In this video, Dr Peggy Brunache of the University of Glasgow will introduce aspects of how feminist movements have approached and thought about the question of race. She will focus specifically on US Black feminism and on Caribbean feminisms.

‘Plantation scene and slave houses’ and ‘Negro mode of nursing’‘Plantation scene and slave houses’ and ‘Negro mode of nursing’, Public domain

'Castor Bean Sorter ' and 'Laitiere et negresses portant du lait'‘Castor Bean Sorter ‘ and ‘Laitiere et negresses portant du lait’, Public domain

Further reading

Jacqui Alexander, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (Psychology Press, 1997)

Rawwida Baksh-Soodeen, ‘Issues of Difference in Contemporary Caribbean Feminism, Feminist Review, 1998, 59:1, pp. 74-85.

The Combahee River Collective Statement (1977): https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/combahee-river-collective-statement-1977/

Sandra Harding, The Science Question in Feminism (Cornell University Press, 1998)

Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge, 1990)

Patricia Mohammed, ‘Towards Indigenous Feminist Theorizing in the Caribbean’, Feminist Review, 1998, 59:1, pp. 6-33

Michel-Rolph Trouillot, ‘The Caribbean Region: An Open Frontier in Anthropological Theory’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 2003, 21(1):19-42

Sojourner Truth, ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ (1851): https://www.thesojournertruthproject.com/

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