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''Black left feminism'' is described by the social theorist Erik McDuffie as,
 
''Black left feminism'' is described by the social theorist Erik McDuffie as,
 
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a path-breaking brand of feminist politics that centers working-class women by combining black nationalist and American Communist Party (CPUSA) positions on race, gender, and class with black women radicals' own lived experiences. As coined by the literary scholar Mary Helen Washington, the term "black left feminism" describes the post-World War II literary work of black women radicals. In this book, I draw on, recast, and use this term as a conceptual framework for recovering a distinct radical black feminist politics and subject position forged by a small community of black women in the Communist Left during the Old Left period [1917-1956]. &mdash; <small>''Sojourning for Freedom'', p 3.</small>
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a path-breaking brand of feminist politics that centers working-class women by combining black nationalist and American Communist Party ([[Communist Party USA|CPUSA]]) positions on race, gender, and class with black women radicals' own lived experiences. As coined by the literary scholar Mary Helen Washington, the term "black left feminism" describes the post-World War II literary work of black women radicals. In this book, I draw on, recast, and use this term as a conceptual framework for recovering a distinct radical black feminist politics and subject position forged by a small community of black women in the Communist Left during the Old Left period [1917-1956]. &mdash; <small>''Sojourning for Freedom'', p 3.</small>
 
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Black left feminism is described by the social theorist Erik McDuffie as,

a path-breaking brand of feminist politics that centers working-class women by combining black nationalist and American Communist Party (CPUSA) positions on race, gender, and class with black women radicals' own lived experiences. As coined by the literary scholar Mary Helen Washington, the term "black left feminism" describes the post-World War II literary work of black women radicals. In this book, I draw on, recast, and use this term as a conceptual framework for recovering a distinct radical black feminist politics and subject position forged by a small community of black women in the Communist Left during the Old Left period [1917-1956]. — Sojourning for Freedom, p 3.

Other Works

Erik S. McDuffie, Sojourning for Freedom, 2011.