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Tyler Jackson rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Retrieved from ” https: Drawing on the tenets of Africana Womanism, Clenora Hudson-Weems extends the theoretical framework to literary analysis. Feminist Ethics in Normative Ethics. Florida State University Libraries.

I really enjoy the afrocentric emphasis of the theory, and is very well-written there are my two stars The most shocking part of As a gay mexican man I find this book very strange. Such an analysis of Africana literature emphasizes the family, complimentarity between men and women, and commitment to the survival and liberation of the community as a whole.

Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to Tolagbe Ogunlege”Referring to a man as a male-womanist is not an anomaly or rarity, and bestowing gender-specific title on individuals of the opposite sex has been practiced by Africana peoples for millennia.

African womanism may be viewed as fundamental to the continuing development of Afrocentric theory. First, the Africana woman does not see the man as her primary enemy as does the White feminist, who is carrying out an age-old battle with her White male counterpart for subjugating her as his property. Mthokozisi Moyo marked it as to-read Aug 02, Paperbackpages.

Africana womanism

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Return to Book Page. Women’s history Feminist history Timeline of women’s rights other than voting. The first five components all emphasis the commitment to family that is of major importance to Black women. Kalimah Mustafa rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Hudson-Weems see racism as the main problem for black women’s lives, sexism is not a “secondary” but a tertiary theme, apparently she view black men as particularly non-sexist, or, their sexist acts as not a big deal.


Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Oya Amakisi rated it really liked it Aug 09, Archived from the original on Brazil Kalunga Macombo Quilombo. The Development of Africana Studies. It focuses on race as the main importance for Africana women. Due to these conditions Black women were forced to undergo while under white domination, African women developed an extreme ability to be adaptable.

Traditional cultures should not be obligated to bow to redefinitions foisted upon them by elitist entities that gain their authority via the drive of well-organized “media hype. Sarah rated it liked it Jan 27, It is grounded in African culture and Geclaiming and focuses on the experiences, struggles, needs, and desires of Africana women of the African diaspora.

Retrieved 12 Afriacna In only six years, this work is in the second printing of its third revised edition.

Citation – Africana womanism : reclaiming ourselves – UW-Madison Libraries

While many think of Africana womanism as being similar to that of Black feminismAfrican feminismwomanismand feminismthere are clear distinctions in agenda for the forms of women empowerment. It has been adopted by faculty in several higher education institutions in as far away places as Africa, Brazil, Japan, and the Caribbean Islands.

Added to PP index Total downloads 11of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? This principle of Strength is often the one that is attacked by non-Africana oppressors because their goal is to force submission upon the powerful group that is Africana women.


Michael Strode marked it as to-read Dec 08, Imad Hamda marked it as to-read Oct 19, Hudson-Weems says that Black men’s and Black women’s bond helps to maintain the race. An Africana Womanist Analysis”.

We are Africana culture-keepers: Rita Felski – – Harvard University Press. Hudson-Weems explains that the character Zora Banks is self-naming and self-defining, family-centered and compatible, flexible with her roles and ambitions, demanding of respect and strong, reverent of elders and authentic, and last but not least, nurturing and mothering pp.

Lastly, Nah Dove”African Womanism: Therefore, the wokanism of male compatibility is based upon mutually beneficial relationships between a well-respected African woman and a supportive, like-minded, man. The Africana Womanism Society reclaiminf 18 characteristics of The Africana womanistincluding self-naming, self-defining, family-centered, flexible and desiring positive male companionship.

To dissect both principles a bit further, Respect refers to reverence an African woman has for herself, absent of the colonized standards.

On the other hand, Africana womanism is a Family-Centered, race empowerment agenda. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Hudson-Weems asserts that “From Morrison first novel, The Bluest Eyeto SulaSong of SolomonTar Babyand finally to her fifth novel, Belovedthe author develops the roles of the male and the female in this collective struggle” oursekves.