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African American Women in American Feminism, from the Late 1970s Onward : Inclusion, exclusion and Illusion of Belonging

Abstract : Because of its complexity and intemporal aspect, Black women’s place within American society reveals itself to be quite a fascinating subject. This body of work will focus on Black women’s involvement within the waves of feminism which appeared from the 1970s onwards. As the Civil Rights Movement, from 1954 to 1968, overlooked Black women’s presence within the movement, many of them regarded Second wave feminism, and its protests for gender equality, as a possibility for their existence within American society to be valued. However, the racial and gender issues of the time rapidly forced Black women to question whether or not their inclusion within Second wave feminism was something but an illusion of belonging. Once again, Black women were excluded from American society. The analysis of Black women’s exclusion will allow us to see how Second wave American feminism not only participated to the racial and identity crises of the time, but also altered Black women’s representation in the media and in the socio-economic American context. From the 1970s onwards, we will analyse how Black women voiced their struggle for self-identification in both American society and feminism, still impacted by racism and patriarchy.
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Roan Jucourt. African American Women in American Feminism, from the Late 1970s Onward : Inclusion, exclusion and Illusion of Belonging. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2020. ⟨dumas-03264195⟩

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