Week 6: Black Feminist Anthropology (1)

Monday, October 4

For today, prepare:

  • Read (24 pages): 
    Bolles, A. Lynn. 2001. “Seeking the Ancestors: Forging a Black Feminist Tradition in Anthropology.” In Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Politics, Praxis, and Poetics, edited by Irma McClaurin, 24–48. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Listen (82 min)
    Zora’s Daughters. 2020. “What in the Misogynoir.” Podcast https://zorasdaughters.com/episodes/what-in-the-misogynoir/

Wednesday, October 6

For today, prepare:

  • Read (11 pages)
    Checker, Melissa, Dána-Ain Davis, and Mark Schuller. 2014. “The Conflicts of Crisis: Critical Reflections on Feminist Ethnography and Anthropological Activism: Public Anthropology.” American Anthropologist 116 (2): 408–19.https://doi.org/10.1111/aman.12110.
  • Read (15 pages): 
    Craven, Christa, and Dána-Ain Davis, eds. 2013. Feminist Activist Ethnography: Counterpoints to Neoliberalism in North America. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
    • Chapter 1: Border Crossings: Intimacy and Feminist Activist Ethnography in the Age of Neoliberalism, by Dána-Ain Davis
  • Read (8 pages): Liu, Roseann, and Savannah Shange. 2018. “Toward Thick Solidarity.” Radical History Review2018 (131): 189–98. https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-4355341.

Listen (16 min; whole episode is 116 min): Listen to the part where they define the concept of “neoliberalism” (14:18-32:03); you can listen to the rest if you have the time. Zora’s Daughters. 2020. “The Black Liberal Agenda.” Podcast https://zorasdaughters.com/episodes/the-black-liberal-agenda/