Black Feminist Voices in Politics
In Black Feminist Voices in Politics, Evelyn M. Simien charts a course for black women's studies in political science. Examining the simultaneous effects of race and gender on political behavior, Simien uses a national telephone survey sample of the adult African American population to discover the extent to which black women and men support black feminist tenets. At the heart of this book are answers to such questions as: How does the absence of black feminist voices impair our understanding of group consciousness? What factors make individuals more or less likely to adopt black feminist views? Are men just as likely as women to support black feminist tenets? Simien analyzes the survey data, responds to limitations of existing research, and addresses critical questions that many black academics, intellectuals, and activists have devoted significant energy to debating without much empirical evidence.
- Hardback | 206 pages
- 162.05 x 230.63 x 18.54mm | 417g
- 06 Jul 2006
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"With this work, Evelyn Simien strengthens the foundation for a deeper understanding of the complexity of U.S. political culture, and the often marginalized participants who expand democratic power."
About Evelyn M. Simien
Evelyn M. Simien is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut.