"Black Womanist Ethics" ( Katie G Cannon ) Essay by The Research Group

"Black Womanist Ethics" ( Katie G Cannon )
Critical review of essays on post-feminist moral philosophy; in terms of race, justice, socioeconomics, heroism, religion and literature.
# 13867 | 1,800 words | 4 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 21, 2003 in Literature (American) , Women Studies (General) , African-American Studies (General)

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"The purpose of this research is to examine issues and questions associated with black womanist ethics, especially as put forward by Katie G. Cannon. The plan of the research will be to describe the background for Cannon and the outline of ideas contained in her collection of essays on the subject, to provide a brief synthesis of her ethical approach, emphasizing her major contributions to the field of ethics, and then to provide a personal critique of the strengths and weaknesses of Cannon's arguments. This is all based on two major areas: (1) Cannon's own work, and (2) ideas and criticisms of her ideas.

Cannon's view of black womanist ethics can be traced to Alice Walker's definition of the terms womanism and womanist. Walker's definition of womanism contains four areas of concern: outrageous or willful, grown-up behavior by black feminists or .."

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