Womanist Idea

ISBN-10: 041588683X

ISBN-13: 9780415886833

Edition: 2012

Authors: Layli Maparyan

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In 2006, The Womanist Reader (Routledge) edited by this Author broke new ground as the first ever anthology dedicated solely to womanist thought. Collectively, the contents of The Womanist Reader demonstrated that womanism is undergirded by a unique architecture of thought and practice that awaits further elaboration. Such elaboration is the purpose of this innovative "invitation" and text The Womanist Idea .
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Layli Maparyan is Associate Professor of Women�s Studies and Associated Faculty of African American Studies at Georgia State University. In 2006 (as Layli Phillips), she published The Womanist Reader , an anthology documenting the first quarter century of womanist thought from an interdisciplinary perspective. Since 2006, she has worked collaboratively with the University of Liberia to develop its inaugural Gender Studies Program, serving as a Fulbright Specialist in 2010. In 2009, she was awarded a Contemplative Practice Fellowship by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society to study and teach womanist spiritual activism internationally.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments of Sources
The Metaphysical Architecture of the Womanist Idea
Luxocracy: Rule by Light
Womanist Origins: Reading Alice Walker, Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi, and Clenora Hudson-Weems
Womanist Worldview/Womanism as Spiritual Movement
"Womanist Methodology: Transforming Consciousness, Changing the World
A Spiritual Archaeology of the Womanist Idea
Spiritual Activism: A Womanist Approach
Womanist Spiritual Activism: Five Case Studies
Transforming War into Peace: Sister Chan Khong and Learning True Love
The Alchemy of Forgiveness: Immacul�e Ilibagiza and Left to Tell
Turning a Prison into an Ashram: Kiran Bedi and It's Always Possible
Speaking Truth Inside Power: Pregs Govender's Love and Courage
Spiritualized Sustainability: Wangari Maathai, Unbowed, and The Green Belt Movement
Beyond Womanism
Witness to a Testimony: Womanist Reflections on the Life and Loss of a Daughter
Epilogue Beyond Womanism: The Soul of the Womanist Idea
In this chapter, the womanist idea is recapped in terms of 13 key themes.
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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