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Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality In Black Feminism Reimagined Jennifer C Nash reframes black feminism s engagement with intersectionality, often celebrated as its primary intellectual and political contribution to feminist theory Charting the institutional history and contemporary uses of intersectionality in the academy, Nash outlines how women s studies has both elevated intersectionality to the discipline s primary program building initiative and cast intersectionality as a threat to feminism s coherence As intersectionality has become a central feminist preoccupation, Nash argues that black feminism has been marked by a single affect defensiveness manifested by efforts to police intersectionality s usages and circulations Nash contends that only by letting go of this deeply alluring protectionist stance, the desire to make property of knowledge, can black feminists reimagine intellectual production in ways that unleash black feminist theory s visionary world making possibilities

10 thoughts on “Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality

  1. Shannon Smith Shannon Smith says:

    My first full review because well I think this title is deserving of it Nash is a fantastic writer, that keeps you well informed while chomping at the bit forinformation The book is a bit text heavy, and you are expected to have a strong analytic foundation of black, and intersectional feminism However, I really enjoyed this book Nash does a brilliant job o

  2. K K says:

    I love Nash s ability to question the phrases we repeat without interrogating Why does intersectionality need to be protected Why can t we critique intersectionality Who can critique intersectionality How does not critiquing intersectionality hurt us Nash asks the whys we are too afraid to ask, the whys we haven t considered, the whys we need to be asking Fo

  3. Ash Ponders Ash Ponders says:

    Took a while to read all the source and references material so I could follow along with the arguments This one is for folks who are already up to date I admittedly checked out of the leading feminist and black stuff in probably 2007, I had a ton of catching up to do I m glad Nash gave me the kick in the pants.As for the text itself, I m gonna need to sit wit

  4. Jim Jim says:

    This couldn t be anythought provoking and intelligent unless Nash just kept writingchapters I LOVED this book I will say it starts well past simple introductions to Black Feminism, Intersectionality, and social political racial theorizing, so you better have your smarty hat on because she is all in from the first page This is not a book for the faint of heart

  5. Sohum Sohum says:

    i feel relatively ambivalent about this book i m not convinced that its failure to attend to the very category of woman is warranted particularly in light of Spillers and Patrice Douglass and i m wary of any attempt to reinvigorate the law as if it is not itself rooted in the first law, which is to say, the preservation of an anti Black property relation but i

  6. Kevin Ouyang Kevin Ouyang says:

    very good, carefully written and argued nash details how intersectionality has traveled and, in many contexts, emptied of meaning across discourses and goes on to argue that women s studies has cast intersectionality as its primary intellectual export, its salvation, and also its undoing, in turn locking black feminists and black women scholars into positions of

  7. Justin Justin says:

    Here s what I think happened Nash wrote an article that critiqued intersectionally but did so poorly in a way that failed to understand that intersectionally is about power, not identity People called Nash out In response, Nash wrote this book in which she does some bizzare mental contortions all to the end of wanting not to be thought of as the critic she is She

  8. Dennis Dennis says:

    Jennifer Nash argues that black feminists should let go of the idea of having to defend the concept of intersectionality from appropriation by the neoliberal academy She proposes that by saving your energy on defending this theoretical framework from traveling, black feminist theorist could develop new concepts and focus on scholarship beyond intersectionality Thi

  9. Chrissy Chrissy says:

    I encountered this book through a Women s Studies class It was a lot of new material for me I had a strong understanding of many of the black feminist authors Nash mentioned, but this was my first time encountering critiques about intersectionality, or thinking critically about how the analytic has been co opted by the university I found this book insightful and we

  10. Anne Teeling Anne Teeling says:

    I enjoyed this a lot Before reading, it is important to be up to date with key black feminist writings, such as Crenshaw s work on intersectionality I enjoyed how she wanted to push the conversation past intersectionality while also pushing intersectionality back to its roots of love and legal doctrine I love how she discusses who black feminism is for, and I agree

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