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Michelle M. Wright

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 19: Transnational Black Feminisms, Womanisms and Queer of Color Critiques

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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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