Davis, Angela

Angela Davis (b. 1944) is recognized as one of the most influential African American sociologists and political activists to examine the interlocking relations among race, sex, and class. Her work stands among early feminist social theory that successfully moves Marxist frames beyond their economic dimensions. Most significantly, Davis's work expands Marxian categories of class inequality to include an articulation of racism and sexism as inherent features of unchecked, immoral, white supremacist capitalism. Moving beyond an examination of society from the standpoint of the proletariat, Davis posits the proletariat as simultaneously located in complex webs of racial and gender relations, and thus examines society from a multidimensional standpoint, paying significant attention to the situations of black, working-class women and men. Davis's work aims to illustrate and ...

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