Are All the Women Still White?

Rethinking Race, Expanding Feminisms

Edited by Janell Hobson

Subjects: Women's Studies, African American Studies, Latin American Studies, Gender Studies
Series: SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory
Paperback : 9781438460604, 346 pages, January 2017
Hardcover : 9781438460598, 346 pages, May 2016

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Table of contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction
Janell Hobson

A Poem for Dead Hearts (for an ignorant mo’ fo)
Jamie D. Walker
Part I. RETHINKING SOLIDARITY, BUILDING COALITION

A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
Alicia Garza

Are All the Blacks Still Men? Collective Struggle and Black Male Feminism
Darnell L. Moore and Hashim Khalil Pipkin

Beyond the Prison-Industrial Complex: Women of Color Transforming Antiviolence Work
Julia Chinyere Oparah

Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing
Andrea Smith

Part II. SITUATING IDENTITIES, RELOCATING FEMINISMS

Renegade Architecture
Epifania Amoo-Adare

“Still at the Back of the Bus”: Sylvia Rivera’s Struggle
Jessi Gan

Theoretical Shifts in the Analysis of Latina Sexuality: Ethnocentrism, Essentialism, and the Right (White) Way to be Sexual
Ana M. Juárez, Stella Beatríz Kerl-McClain, and Susana L. Gallardo

The Power of Sympathy: The Politics of Subjectifying Women
Purvi Shah

Part III. REDEFINING DIFFERENCE, CHALLENGING RACISM

The Proust Effect
Gigi Marie Jasper

Hot Commodities, Cheap Labor: Women of Color in the Academy
Patti Duncan

Toxic or Intersectional? Challenges to (White) Feminist Hegemony Online
Suey Park and David Leonard

Note to Self
Joey Lusk

Part IV. RECLAIMING THE PAST, LIBERATING THE FUTURE

Mary Magdalene, Our Lady of Lexington: A Feminist Liberation Mythology
Raquel Z. Rivera

It All Started with a Black Woman: Reflective Notes on Writing/Performing Rage
Gina Athena Ulysse

BOT I: A Performance Script in Two Parts
Praba Pilar

Black Feminist Calculus Meets Nothing to Prove: A Mobile Homecoming Project Ritual toward the Postdigital
Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Roxanne Wallace

About the Contributors
Index

Provides a contemporary response to such landmark volumes as All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave and This Bridge Called My Back.

Description

More than thirty years have passed since the publication of All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, But Some of Us are Brave. Given the growth of women's and gender studies in the last thirty-plus years, this updated and responsive collection expands upon this transformation of consciousness through multiracial feminist perspectives. The contributors here reflect on transnational issues as diverse as intimate partner violence, the prison industrial complex, social media, inclusive pedagogies, transgender identities, and (post) digital futures. This volume provides scholars, activists, and students with critical tools that can help them decenter whiteness and other power structures while repositioning marginalized groups at the center of analysis.

Janell Hobson is Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is the author of Body as Evidence: Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender, also published by SUNY Press.

Reviews

"…an outstanding contribution that is very highly recommended." — Midwest Book Review

"This new book clearly illumines the vibrant, radical, and transformative labor of women of color and black feminists against racist, sexist, classist, imperialist, and other oppressive dynamics … Highly recommended." — CHOICE

"Are All the Women Still White? blends traditions of feminist-of-color struggle with the innovative insights of twenty-first-century thinkers, artists, and activists. For anyone engaged in inclusive, multi-issued work, this book is indispensable." — Barbara Smith, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith