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Black Queer Feminism (BQF)

The Combahee River Collective Statement

This statement has been a key influence on black feminism and on social theory about race. They examined the interplay of sexism, racism, economics and heterosexism.

Women, Race, & Class

A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

The classic collection of 15 essays and speeches by the prominent black lesbian feminist writer Audre Lorde.

A Place of Rage

A Place of Rage is a 1991 film by Pratibha Parmar. The film includes interviews of Angela Davis, June Jordan, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Alice Walker. It discusses and asks for political action regarding racism and homophobia, linking the two issues together.

Aberrations In Black: Toward A Queer Of Color Critique

Ferguson's work introduces a new mode of discourse--which Ferguson calls queer of color analysis--that helps to lay bare the mutual distortions of racial, economic, and sexual portrayals within sociology.

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Collins provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. Drawing from fiction, poetry, music and oral history, the result is a superbly crafted and revolutionary book that provided the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought and its canon.

The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics 1st Edition

The Boundaries of Blackness, by examining the response of a changing community to an issue laced with stigma, has much to teach us about oppression, resistance, and marginalization.

Cohen looks at the failed features of queer political activism, as evolved from queer theory, and discusses how intersectionality is the key to not merely ushering in inclusive political activism, but forming collectives based on transformational agendas. In other words, for queer to really do the work, it must transform not just heteronormative oppression, but systemic domination that overlaps sexuality, race, gender, economic class, etc.