Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Crenshaw & Collins

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group here has been weaving its way through black phenomenology and black epistemology. After reading some of Jean-Paul Sartre’s work in support of African liberation struggles, we moved on to read Frantz Fanon, Kathryn Gines, James Baldwin, and Achille Mbembe. Now we’re going to do a double session, looking at the important work of Kimberlé Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins.

Readings (free):
Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.”

Patricia Hill Collins, “Defining Black Feminist Thought.”

Friday 24 May

These reading groups are designed to take theory and philosophy out of the ivory tower and bring these conversations back into the community. Readings are posted for free on the Old Capitol Books website, and in the comments below. No prior knowledge of theory and philosophy is required, and we believe that everyone can contribute to these important conversations.

Event is free and open to everyone.


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