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At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory.

The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering: Epistemology and marginality; Literary, visual and cultural representations; Sexuality; Macro and microeconomics of gender; Conflict and peace.

The most important consensus in this volume is that a central organizing tenet of feminism is its willingness to examine the ways in which gender and relations between women and men have been (and are) organized. The authors bring a shared commitment to the ...

Transnational Black Feminisms, Womanisms and Queer of Color Critiques
Transnational black feminisms, womanisms and queer of color critiques
Michelle M.Wright
Introduction: Why We All Need a Space and Time of Our Own

As we move into the second decade of the twenty-first century, representation and theorization of women and queers of color in academic discourses on the African Diaspora appear to be at a stalemate, both flourishing and ‘stuck’ at an impasse. These voices are flourishing, with a proliferation of scholarly discourses in women's and queer studies, yet they continue to be marginalized within dominant discourses on Blackness in the West. Writ large, transnational Black feminisms, womanisms and queer of color critiques seek to expand our definitions of Blackness in the West to always include Black bodies that ...

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