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The Routledge Companion to Black Women’s Cultural Histories

Edited by: Janell Hobson

Print publication date:  March  2021
Online publication date:  March  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367198374
eBook ISBN: 9780429243578
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In the social and cultural histories of women and feminism, Black women have long been overlooked or ignored. The Routledge Companion to Black Women?s Cultural Histories is an impressive and comprehensive reference work for contemporary scholarship on the cultural histories of Black women across the diaspora spanning different eras from ancient times into the twenty-first century. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into five parts:

  • A fragmented past, an inclusive future
  • Contested histories, subversive memories
  • Gendered lives, racial frameworks
  • Cultural shifts, social change
  • Black identities, feminist formations

Within these sections, a diverse range of women, places, and issues are explored, including ancient African queens, Black women in early modern European art and culture, enslaved Muslim women in the antebellum United States, Sally Hemings, Phillis Wheatley, Black women writers in early twentieth-century Paris, Black women, civil rights, South African apartheid, and sexual violence and resistance in the United States in recent history.

The Routledge Companion to Black Women?s Cultural Histories is essential reading for students and researchers in Gender Studies, History, Africana Studies, and Cultural Studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Routledge Companion to Black Women’s Cultural Histories Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Women are from Africa and men are from Europe Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Priestess, queen, goddess Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Queen Balqis, “Queen of Sheba” Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Black women in early modern European art and culture Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Black women in early modern Spanish literature Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The legend of Lucy Negro Download PDF
Chapter  8:  (Anti-)colonial assemblages Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Preserving the memories of precolonial Nigeria Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Nana Asma’u Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Finding “Fatima” among enslaved Muslim women in the antebellum United States Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Phillis Wheatley and New England slavery Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Sally Hemings Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The persistence of Félicité Kina in the world of the Haitian Revolution Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The then and now of subjugation and empowerment Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A history of Black women in nineteenth-century France Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Living free Download PDF
Chapter  18:  “Blood, fire, and freedom” Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Black women and Africana abolitionism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Ethiopia’s woke women Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Singing power/sounding identity Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Jamettes, mas, and bacchanal Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Wives and warriors Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Reframing Yaa Asantewaa through the shifting paradigms of African historiography Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Aba Women’s War of 1929 in Eastern Nigeria as anti-colonial protest Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Black women writers in early twentieth-century Paris Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The transnational Black feminist politics of Claudia Jones Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Confronting apartheid Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Black feminisms, queer feminisms, trans feminisms Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Traces of race, roots of gender Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Is twerking African? Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Sites of resistance Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Hail to the chefs Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Black women’s feminist literary renaissance of the late twentieth century Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Black women, sexual violence, and resistance in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  36:  African women’s political leadership Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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