The First In Depth Analysis Of The Black Feminist Movement, Living For The Revolution Fills In A Crucial But Overlooked Chapter In African American, Women S, And Social Movement History Through Original Oral History Interviews With Key Activists And Analysis Of Previously Unexamined Organizational Records, Kimberly Springer Traces The Emergence, Life, And Decline Of Several Black Feminist Organizations The Third World Women S Alliance, Black Women Organized For Action, The National Black Feminist Organization, The National Alliance Of Black Feminists, And The Combahee River Collective The First Of These To Form Was Founded In 1968 All Five Were Defunct By 1980 Springer Demonstrates That These Organizations Led The Way In Articulating An Activist Vision Formed By The Intersections Of Race, Gender, Class, And Sexuality.The Organizations That Springer Examines Were The First To Explicitly Use Feminist Theory To Further The Work Of Previous Black Women S Organizations As She Describes, They Emerged In Response To Marginalization In The Civil Rights And Women S Movements, Stereotyping In Popular Culture, And Misrepresentation In Public Policy Springer Compares The Organizations Ideologies, Goals, Activities, Memberships, Leadership Styles, Finances, And Communication Strategies Reflecting On The Conflicts, Lack Of Resources, And Burnout That Led To The Demise Of These Groups, She Considers The Future Of Black Feminist Organizing, Particularly At The National Level Living For The Revolution Is An Essential Reference It Provides The History Of A Movement That Influenced Black Feminist Theory And Civil Rights Activism For Decades To Come. Although I am not such a fan of resource mobilization analyses of social movements, and their inevitable conclusions that there should befund raising, I did enjoy this slim volume I would have likedof the oral histories, evenbiographical information about the women Springer interviewed. kimberly springer submits the protest field of revolutionary black feminism to sociological scrutiny, painstakingly drawn from author conducted oral interviews although we went over it i m not entirely sure what a protest field is, or what a protest field of black feminism would consist of a resource of generalized insurgency that takes many perishable forms depending on what s needed, frustrating desires for coherence i have qualms with this description regardless of its empirically verifiab kimberly springer submits the protest field of revolutionary black feminism to sociological scrutiny, painstakingly drawn from author conducted oral interviews although we went over it i m not entirely sure what a protest field is, or what a protest field of black feminism would consist of a resource of generalized insurgency that takes many perishable forms depending on what s needed, frustrating desires for coherence i have qualms with this description regardless of its empirically verifiable accuracy i couldn t stop wondering about no wave post punk as i read this the oft evoked conspiracy with whiteness that urged dismissal of the black feminist claim be ignored, i couldn t help thinking hortense spillers impossibility of inheritance with the putative aesthetic object television s venus centers on, a sublime non connection i fell into the arms of venus de m
Springer writes an analysis of Black feminist organizations during the Civil Rights Era Disenfranchised by their intersectional oppression, Black women were excluded by the feminist and Black civil rights movements and platforms Black feminists organized against both race and gender oppression, yet even after organizing, Black feminist groups were marginalized by larger civil rights groups during the same period and continue to be marginalized in movements today To begin her analysis, Sprin Springer writes an analysis of Black feminist organizations during the Civil Rights Era Disenfranchised by their intersectional oppression,
I m excited to finish this. Read excerpts for 20th Century Black Feminist Thought and Practice, Fall 2013. Eh I only had about a week to read this and only got through around 40% of it. Very well organized, clearly argued and analyzed, informative, sensitive and timely The best book we ve read for class so far six months into the year Great book to learn about 5 of the black feminist organizations that existed during the 2nd wave which was seen as a predominantly if not all white women s movement.
- 240 pages
- Living for the Revolution
- Kimberly Springer
- 20 March 2018 Kimberly Springer