adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $28.35

Buy for $28.35

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without. 

Here Collins provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker and Audre Lorde. Drawing from fiction, poetry, music and oral history, the result is a superbly crafted and revolutionary book that provided the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought and its canon.

©2008 Patricia Hill Collins (P)2021 Taylor & Francis

What listeners say about Black Feminist Thought

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    15
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    13
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Honestly loved it! So valuable

This was the first book I’ve listened to on audible, and it’s s also the first step in for me in developing a social/political consciousness.
With that being said, I can’t praise this book enough.

As a cisgender heterosexual black male this book has opened my mind and helped me to view the world from a completely different perspective.

It’s inspired me to have conversations with friends and family members to rethink the way e we talk and think about black women.

The reader was absolutely fantastic and did a great job of communicating PHC’s writing in a way that was easily understandable.

Honestly can’t recommend this book enough!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

To maintain their power

To maintain their power, dominant groups create and maintain a popular system of 'commonsense' ideas that support their right to rule. In the United States, hegemonic ideologies concerning race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation are often so pervasive that it is difficult to conceptualize alternatives to them, let alone ways of resisting the social practices that they justify.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for "oboejoebo"
  • "oboejoebo"
  • 05-16-21

Some good theories, tho they have since evolved

An important text in the history of black feminism, feminism and anti-racism. A lot of the ideas have since evolved, but informative and interesting to hear their origins.

Unfortunately, the narrator's style actively obscured the text. Her speech patterns sounded very unnatural to me (context: I am a native English speaker from the UK, perhaps they would sound more natural to a US English speaker), and many times I had to pause the audio and repeat to myself the last sentence with different emphasis before I could understand it.
Her ability to do different voices and accents was very impressive, but probably unnecessary for an academic work.

1 person found this helpful