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This paper examines black feminism as a human culture that is a sub-field of anthropology. The paper includes a brief history of African-American women in the United States and discusses the impact of racism and sexism. The paper addresses the mainly white Women's Liberation Movement and the Black Liberation Movements, and the response of black feminists to both movements as not addressing their needs. The paper also examines the concept of self-identification and self-empowerment.
From the Paper:"Anthropology is the study of humankind and among the areas studied by socio-cultural anthropologists are socialization, gender beliefs and other expressions of culture. Anthropologist Franz Boas theorized that cultural variation is complex; there are no universal laws governing all human culture. Woman as a social group lends itself as an object of study by anthropologists. Within this category is black feminism. Black feminism is an ideology that supports improving the status and rights of Black women so that they could gain control over..."
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Black Feminism (2008, December 01) Retrieved August 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/black-feminism-120666/
"Black Feminism" 01 December 2008. Web. 18 August. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/black-feminism-120666/>