Killing the Black Body

Killing the Black Body

Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

Book - 1997
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This is a no-holds-barred response to the liberal and conservative retreat from an assertive, activist, and socially transformative civil rights agenda of recent years--using a black feminist lens and the issue of  the impact of recent legislation, social policy, and welfare "reform" on black women's--especially poor black women's--control over their bodies' autonomy and their freedom to bear and raise children with respect and dignity in a society whose white mainstream is determined to demonize, even criminalize their lives.   It gives its readers a cogent  legal and historical argument for a radically new , and socially transformative, definition of  "liberty" and "equality" for the American polity from a black feminist perspective.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1997]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780679442264
Branch Call Number: 363.96097 ROBERTS 1997
Characteristics: x, 373 pages ; 25 cm


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