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Revisiting "What's in a Name?": Exploring the Contours of Africana Womanist Thought

Revisiting "What's in a Name?": Exploring the Contours of Africana Womanist Thought Revisiting "What's in a Name?" Exploring the Contours of Africana Womanist Thought nikol g. alexander-floyd and evelyn m. simien Neither an outgrowth nor an addendum to feminism, Africana Womanism is not Black feminism, African feminism, or Walker's womanism that some Africana women have come to embrace. Africana Womanism is an ideology created and designed for all women of African descent. It is grounded in African culture, and[,] therefore, it necessarily focuses on the unique experiences, struggles, needs, and desires of Africana women. It critically addresses the dynamics of the conflict between the mainstream feminist, the Black feminist, the African feminist, and the Africana womanist. The conclusion is that Africana Womanism and its agenda are unique and separate from both White feminism and Black feminism, and[,] moreover, to the extent of naming in particular, Africana Womanism differs from African feminism. (emphasis in original) Clenora Hudson-Weems, Africana Womanism introduction Although Africana womanism is a growing academic and political identification, scholars have yet to adequately explore its relationship to Black feminism. Current interest in whether various types of Black women's intellectual production should be named womanism or Black feminism mirrors the preoccupation with questions of individual versus group identity and crosscutting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies University of Nebraska Press

Revisiting "What's in a Name?": Exploring the Contours of Africana Womanist Thought

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Revisiting "What's in a Name?" Exploring the Contours of Africana Womanist Thought nikol g. alexander-floyd and evelyn m. simien Neither an outgrowth nor an addendum to feminism, Africana Womanism is not Black feminism, African feminism, or Walker's womanism that some Africana women have come to embrace. Africana Womanism is an ideology created and designed for all women of African descent. It is grounded in African culture, and[,] therefore, it necessarily focuses on the unique experiences, struggles, needs, and desires of Africana women. It critically addresses the dynamics of the conflict between the mainstream feminist, the Black feminist, the African feminist, and the Africana womanist. The conclusion is that Africana Womanism and its agenda are unique and separate from both White feminism and Black feminism, and[,] moreover, to the extent of naming in particular, Africana Womanism differs from African feminism. (emphasis in original) Clenora Hudson-Weems, Africana Womanism introduction Although Africana womanism is a growing academic and political identification, scholars have yet to adequately explore its relationship to Black feminism. Current interest in whether various types of Black women's intellectual production should be named womanism or Black feminism mirrors the preoccupation with questions of individual versus group identity and crosscutting

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Jul 31, 2006

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