TITLE

THE BLACK WOMAN AND THE ESSENTIALIZING IMPERATIVE: IMPLICATIONS FOR THEORY AND PRAXIS IN THE 21 CENTURY

AUTHOR(S)
Steady, Filomina Chioma
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Race, Gender & Class;2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1/2, p178
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article analyses the achievements and essentializing imperatives and challenges still facing Black women in Africa and the African Diaspora. It argues that race is and continues to be an organizing principle in a global political economy that is both racialized and gendered. These results in four main types of essentialisms that continue to be maintained by hegemonic paradigms and ideologies: These are essentializing through corporate globalization; essentializing through stereotypes and the branding of Africa; essentializing through environmental injustices and environmental racism and essentializing through the social construction of disease. It maintains that essentializing and post-modernist frameworks are integrated and not mutually exclusive and should be interrogated together by activist academics.
ACCESSION #
27799563

 

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