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Author Cooper, Brittney C., 1980- author.

Title Beyond respectability : the intellectual thought of race women / Brittney C. Cooper.

Publication Info. Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, [2017]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.48896 C784b 2017    ---  Available
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Description xii, 187 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
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Series Women, gender, and sexuality in American history
Women, gender, and sexuality in American history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-179) and index.
Contents Introduction: the duty of the true race woman -- Organized anxiety : the National Association of Colored Women and the creation of the black public sphere -- "Proper, dignified agitation" : the evolution of Mary Church Terrell -- Queering Jane Crow : Pauli Murray's quest for an unhyphenated identity -- The problems and possibilities of the Negro woman intellectual -- Epilogue.
Summary Beyond Respectability charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals and the evolution of their thought from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s. Eschewing the Great Race Man paradigm so prominent in contemporary discourse, Brittney C. Cooper looks at the far-reaching intellectual achievements of female thinkers and activists like Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, Fannie Barrier Williams, Pauli Murray, and Toni Cade Bambara. Cooper delves into the processes that transformed these women and others into racial leadership figures, including long-overdue discussions of their theoretical output and personal experiences. As Cooper shows, their body of work critically reshaped our understandings of race and gender discourse. It also confronted entrenched ideas of how--and who--produced racial knowledge.
Subject National Association of Colored Women (U.S.)
Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954.
Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985.
Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985. (OCoLC)fst00011564
Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954. (OCoLC)fst00049276
National Association of Colored Women (U.S.) (OCoLC)fst00639951
African American women -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
African American women -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
African American women -- Biography.
African American intellectuals -- Biography.
African American intellectuals. (OCoLC)fst00799204
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
African American women -- Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00799457
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Title Intellectual thought of race women
ISBN 9780252040993 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0252040996 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780252082481 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0252082486 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 99972841245

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