The Angela Y. Davis Reader

The Angela Y Davis Reader For three decades Angela Y Davis has written on liberation theory and democratic praxis Challenging the foundations of mainstream discourse her analyses of culture gender capital and race have pr

  • Title: The Angela Y. Davis Reader
  • Author: Angela Y. Davis Joy James
  • ISBN: 9780631203612
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • For three decades, Angela Y Davis has written on liberation theory and democratic praxis Challenging the foundations of mainstream discourse, her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced democratic theory, antiracist feminism, critical studies and political struggles Even for readers who primarily know her as a revolutionary of the lateFor three decades, Angela Y Davis has written on liberation theory and democratic praxis Challenging the foundations of mainstream discourse, her analyses of culture, gender, capital, and race have profoundly influenced democratic theory, antiracist feminism, critical studies and political struggles Even for readers who primarily know her as a revolutionary of the late 1960s and early 1970s or as a political icon for militant activism she has greatly expanded the scope and range of social philosophy and political theory Expanding critical theory, contemporary progressive theorists engaged in justice struggles will find their thought influenced by the liberation praxis of Angela Y Davis.The Angela Y Davis Reader presents eighteen essays from her writings and interviews which have appeared in If They Come in the Morning, Women, Race, and Class, Women, Culture, and Politics, and Black Women and the Blues as well as articles published in women s, ethnic black studies and communist journals, and cultural studies anthologies In four parts Prisons, Repression, and Resistance, Marxism, Anti Racism, and Feminism, Aesthetics and Culture, and recent interviews Davis examines revolutionary politics and intellectualism Davis s discourse chronicles progressive political movements and social philosophy It is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary political philosophy, critical race theory, social theory, ethnic studies, American studies, African American studies, cultural theory, feminist philosophy, gender studies.

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    Angela Y. Davis Joy James

    Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author She emerged as a nationally prominent activist and radical in the 1960s, as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement despite never being an official member of the party Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests she is the founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison industrial complex She is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the former director of the university s Feminist Studies department.Her research interests are in feminism, African American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons Her membership in the Communist Party led to Ronald Reagan s request in 1969 to have her barred from teaching at any university in the State of California She was tried and acquitted of suspected involvement in the Soledad brothers August 1970 abduction and murder of Judge Harold Haley in Marin County, California She was twice a candidate for Vice President on the Communist Party USA ticket during the 1980s.

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    • I had to digest this in small chunks, because I don't have the most academic of backgrounds and parts were pretty dense, but it was so worth it. Angela Davis is phenomenal as both an academic and an activist.

    • Some of the highlights for me were:-- the essay on the coming obsolescence of housework which included a response to the Wages For Housework movement that I found appealing-- the essays or chapters on the blues and on African-American photography but especially the blues I have been meaning to read her books on the blues women for a while her arguments that there are politics woven through all the lyrics about sex and violence are convincing. The idea that women choosing their own sexual partner [...]

    • Angela Davis explains the reasons for not idolizing the work of activists in the 60's. She gives a good history of female involvement in the black panther party, and the rebirth of slavery in the united states.

    • Angela Davis disects the connections between sexism, racism, capitalism. Interesting and important stuff.

    • angela davis. always on point.

    • Wish I read it five years ago. Something I'll be going back to for a long time. Some, of many, still quotes that still stick to this American moment:“Political Prisoners, Prisoners, and Black Liberation” (1971)"Official assertions that meaningful dissent is always welcome, provided it falls within the boundaries of legality, are frequently a smokescreen obscuring the invitation to acquiesce in oppression." 39"Likewise, the significance of activities which are pursued in the interests of libe [...]

    • The writing in this book emotionally charged me up in so many ways-racism, sexism, the court systems, roots of black people's current daily struggles emanating from violent slavery historyNext on my list will be her autobiography. Below are two quotes that very relevant today"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with th [...]

    • I have it but i haven't gotten around to reading it.

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