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Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Regis M. Fox

Abstract

A reimagining of liberal ideologies of selfhood, privilege, and consent is a significant legacy of nineteenth-century black feminist knowledge production. Yet, analyses of black women’s critical engagement with theliberal problematic—the disjunction between democratic promise and dispossession, between freedom and subjection in the American nation-state—remain incomplete. Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival repositions a spectrum of discourses, from canonical nineteenth-century American literary studies to black women’s history, to interrogate black women’s disrup ... More

Keywords: Liberal Problematic, Liberalism, Black Resistance, Activism, Neo-slave Narrative, Harriet Wilson, Elizabeth Keckly, Elizabeth Keckley, Anna Julia Cooper, Sherley Anne Williams

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056586
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056586.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Regis M. Fox, author
Grand Valley State University