Words of Fire

Author: Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595587657
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Social Science

"In this pathbreaking collection of articles, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall has taken us from the early 1830s to contemporary times. Only since the seventies have black women used the term "feminism." And yet, it is that concept that she uses to bring into the same frame the ideas and analyses of Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Frances W.E. Harper of the early nineteenth century, and the work of women such as the late Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith, and bell hooks who stand on the threshold of the twenty-first century... She has refused to cut off contemporary African American women from the long line of sisters who have righteously struggled for the liberation of African American women from the dual oppressions of racism and sexism." —From the epilogue by Johnnetta B. Cole, President, Spelman College "The indefatigable Beverly Guy-Sheftall has put together a breathtaking sweep of African American feminist thought in one indispensable volume." —Elizabeth Spelman, Professor of Philosophy, Smith College

Tea Bag

Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 9783552057012
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Genre: Fiction

Jesper Humlin hat es nicht leicht. Zwar ist er ein gefeierter Lyriker, doch sein Verleger besteht darauf, dass er endlich einen Kriminalroman schreibt, der Kurs seiner Wertpapiere ist gefallen, seine Freundin will ein Kind von ihm, und seine Mutter hat eine Agentur für Telefonsex eröffnet. Da lernt er bei einer Lesung Tea-Bag, ein schwarzes Flüchtlingsmädchen, und ihre Freundinnen kennen. Nach und nach erfährt er ihre Geschichten. Ein Roman, der das Gegensätzlichste verbindet - eine Satire auf den modernen Literaturbetrieb und einen Einblick in die illegale Welt der Einwanderer. Ein Buch von wunderbarer Komik und tiefem Ernst - ein neues Genre, in dem Mankell wie in seinen früheren Büchern brilliert.

Cypherpunks

Author: Julian Assange
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593399133
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Political Science

Ein Gespräch über Freiheit und Internet

Was wir im Feuer verloren

Author: Mariana Enríquez
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843715553
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Fiction

Argentinien ist ein Land, das heute den viel beschworenen Untergang der Mittelschicht erlebt. Gewalt zieht in den Alltag ein. Traditionen verlieren ihre Gültigkeit und die Gegenwart wird zur Zumutung. Mariana Enríquez schreibt über den Zerfall der Familien, erzählt von Freunden, die sich im Alltag bekriegen, von Häusern, in denen es spukt und in denen Menschen verschwinden. Sie erzählt von Mädchen, die sich selbst verbrennen, von einem Mann, der sich in den dunklen Seiten des Internets verirrt hat und für die Welt verloren ist. Enríquez’ Stimme ist ruhig, gelassen — als sei dies alles ganz normal. Und so erzeugt die Autorin eine enorme Wirkung, entwirft das Zerrbild einer Gesellschaft kurz vor dem Kollaps, einer Demokratie am Abgrund. Mariana Enríquez steht in der Erzähltradition von Borges und Cortázar und doch sind ihre Erzählungen ganz gegenwärtig. Sie gehört zu den wichtigsten Stimmen der jungen lateinamerikanischen Literatur.

Das dritte Leben des Grange Copeland

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 3888971322
Release Date: 1988
Genre: African American men

Am Beispiel einer farbigen Familie schildert der Roman das harte Leben in der ersten Hälfte dieses Jahrhunderts im Süden der USA: Für ein Stückchen Land und eine armselige Hütte hat Grange Copeland hohe Schulden machen müssen, die ihn in eine sklavenähnliche Abhängigkeit brachten. Um der Ausweglosigkeit seiner Situation zu entkommen, verlässt er seine Frau und sein Kind und geht in den Norden. Dort kommt neues Elend auf ihn zu.

Sandglas

Author: Romesh Gunesekera
Publisher: Unionsverlag
ISBN: 9783293306707
Release Date: 2015-12-20
Genre: Fiction

Was geschah zwischen den verfeindeten Clans der Vatunas und der Ducal? Als Sri Lanka unabhängig wird, kommt für beide die große Stunde. Ihr Konkurrenzkampf um Industrien und Hotelketten ist so gnadenlos wie ihr Stolz, und ihre benachbarten Villen am Strand werden zu Festungen. Als die Macht beider Familien schließlich zerbricht, versuchen die Söhne, Licht in die geheimen Tragödien, Intrigen und Liebschaften zu bringen, durch die die Patriarchen aneinander gekettet waren.

Gender Talk

Author: Johnnetta B. Cole
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 9780307527684
Release Date: 2009-01-16
Genre: Social Science

Why has the African American community remained silent about gender even as race has moved to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness? In this important new book, two of the nation’s leading African American intellectuals offer a resounding and far-reaching answer to a question that has been ignored for far too long. Hard-hitting and brilliant in its analysis of culture and sexual politics, Gender Talk asserts boldly that gender matters are critical to the Black community in the twenty-first century. In the Black community, rape, violence against women, and sexual harassment are as much the legacy of slavery as is racism. Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall argue powerfully that the only way to defeat this legacy is to focus on the intersection of race and gender. Gender Talk examines why the “race problem” has become so male-centered and how this has opened a deep divide between Black women and men. The authors turn to their own lives, offering intimate accounts of their experiences as daughters, wives, and leaders. They examine pivotal moments in African American history when race and gender issues collided with explosive results—from the struggle for women’s suffrage in the nineteenth century to women’s attempts to gain a voice in the Black Baptist movement and on into the 1960s, when the Civil Rights movement and the upsurge of Black Power transformed the Black community while sidelining women. Along the way, they present the testimonies of a large and influential group of Black women and men, including bell hooks, Faye Wattleton, Byllye Avery, Cornell West, Robin DG Kelley, Michael Eric Dyson, Marcia Gillispie, and Dorothy Height. Provding searching analysis into the present, Cole and Guy-Sheftall uncover the cultural assumptions and attitudes in hip-hop and rap, in the O.J. Simpson and Mike Tyson trials, in the Million Men and Million Women Marches, and in the battle over Clarence Thomas’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Fearless and eye-opening, Gender Talk is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of African American women—and men. From the Hardcover edition.

Assata

Author: Asata Shakur
Publisher:
ISBN: 3944233786
Release Date: 2017-03
Genre:


Traps

Author: Rudolph P. Byrd
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253339014
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

"This is a valuable project. The editors are excellent, well-known scholars, and activists in the academy." --Darlene Clark Hine "After looking carefully at Traps' selections, I have to confess that I'm both excited and satisfied by what Rudolph Byrd and Beverly Guy-Sheftall have assembled here from the 19th century to the present. Educators genuinely need a text like this for opening their classroom to critical discussions on the well-worn subjects of race and gender." --Charles Johnson Traps is the first anthology of writings by 19th- and 20th-century African American men on the overlapping categories of race, gender, and sexuality. The selections on gender in Sections I and II reveal what some may view as the unexpected commitment of African American men to feminism. Included here are critiques of the subordinate social, economic, and political position of black women. Sections III and IV analyze the taboos and myths in which black sexuality is enmeshed. These essays also stress the importance of rejecting homophobia and the need to contest the predominance of a heterosexual paradigm. Monolithic constructions of gender and sexuality, reinforced by sexism and historically sanctioned homophobia, are the "traps" that give this book its focus and its title.

Queer theory

Author: Annamarie Jagose
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015058819437
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Gays

Dieses Buch der australischen Literaturwissenschaftlerin Annamarie Jagose bietet eine knappe und leicht verständliche Einführung in Queer Theory und gilt im englischsprachigen Raum als Standartwerk. Die deutsche Ausgabe wird um die jüngsten Entwicklungen auf diesenm Gebiet ergänzt. Weitere Titel zum Thema sind die Aufsatzbände: Sabine Hark (Hrsg.) Grenzen lesbischer Identitäten und quaestio (Hrsg.) Queering Demokratie, Sexuelle Politiken.

Black Professional Women in Recent American Fiction

Author: Carmen Rose Marshall
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786481226
Release Date: 2015-01-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

The last three decades of the 20th century have marked the triumph of many black professional women against great odds in the workplace. Despite their success, few novels celebrate their accomplishments. Black middle-class professional women want to see themselves realistically portrayed by protagonists who work to achieve significant productivity and visibility in their careers, desire stability in their personal lives, aspire to accrue wealth, and live elegantly though not consumptively. The author contends that most recent American realistic fiction fails to represent black professional women protagonists performing their work effectively in the workplace. Identifying the extent to which contemporary novels satisfy the “readerly desires” of black middle-class women readers, this book investigates why the readership wants the texts, as well as what they prefer in the books they buy. It also examines the technical and cultural factors that contribute to the lack of books with self-empowered black professional female protagonists, and considers The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara and Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan, two novels that function as significant markers in the development of contemporary black women writers’ texts.

Farbe bekennen

Author: Katharina Oguntoye
Publisher:
ISBN: 3596110238
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Blacks