A black feminist analysis of responses to war, racism, and repression

Assata Zerai, Zakia Salime

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Abstract

In March 2003, the US government launched a military invasion and occupation of Iraq. This was one more phase of the US National Security Strategy doctrine that promises militarism, war, and disruption in various sovereign states. These wars abroad and the unprecedented powers of government and police agencies in the USA represent powerful intersections of patriarchal authority, racism, militarism, and elitism. Africana communities have a long history of resisting repression both directly and indirectly related to US foreign policy. Social scientists writing from a black feminist perspective have described how such mutually constructing forces of race, class, gender, and nation have influenced the lives of people of color, women, and the poor in American society and have highlighted the historical and sociological importance of resistance by these oppressed groups. Specifically, this paper addresses ways in which a black feminist analysis and praxis offer useful perspectives on activism concerning issues of peace and justice post 9-11-2001.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-524
Number of pages24
JournalCritical Sociology
Volume32
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

Keywords

  • Antiwar activism
  • Black feminism
  • Black politics
  • Political organizing
  • Race, class, gender analysis
  • Radical politics

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