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Black womanist ethics

Author: Katie G Cannon
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, ©1988.
Series: American Academy of Religion academy series, no. 60.
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This study articulates the distinctive moral character of the Afro-American women's community. Beginning with a reconstructive history of the Afro-American woman's situation in America, the work next traces the emergence of the Black woman's literary tradition and explain its importance in expressing the moral wisdom of Black women. The life and work of Zora Neale Hurston is examined in detail for her unique  Read more...
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Cannon, Katie G.
Black womanist ethics.
Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)555482872
Online version:
Cannon, Katie G.
Black womanist ethics.
Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)630951339
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katie G Cannon
ISBN: 1555402151 9781555402150 155540216X 9781555402167
OCLC Number: 17353392
Description: x, 183 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. The black woman's moral situation, 1619-1900 --
the moral situation of the black woman in slavery --
the moral situation of the black woman after the civil war --
II. The black woman's moral situation in the twentieth century --
the moral situation of the black woman during the great migration --
the moral situation of the black woman between the world wars --
the moral situation of the black woman in contemporary society --
III. The black woman's literary tradition as a source for ethics --
the black woman's literary tradition parallels black history --
the black woman's literary tradition uses the oral narrative devices of the black community --
the black woman's literary tradition capuslizes the insularity of the black community --
IV. Resources for a constructive ethic in the life of Zora Neale Hurston --
"invisible dignity" as it relates to moral agency and racism in Hurston's life --
"invisible dignity" as it relates to moral agency and gender discrimination in Hurston's life --
"Invisible dignity" as it relates to moral agency and poverty in Hurston's life --
V. Resources for a constructive ethic in the work of Zora Neale Hurston --
resources in the fiction of Zora Neale Hurston (quite grace) --
Resources in the nonfiction of Zora Neale Hurston (unshouted courage) --
VI. Resources for a constructive ethic in the theology of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Thurman: 'imago dei' and mysticism --
king: 'imago dei' and natural law --
Thurman: love through justice and social change --
king: beloved community, pragmatism and a praxis of resistance.
Series Title: American Academy of Religion academy series, no. 60.
Responsibility: Katie G. Cannon.
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This study articulates the distinctive moral character of the Afro-American women's community. Beginning with a reconstructive history of the Afro-American woman's situation in America, the work next traces the emergence of the Black woman's literary tradition and explain its importance in expressing the moral wisdom of Black women. The life and work of Zora Neale Hurston is examined in detail for her unique contributions to the moral tradition of the Afro-American woman. A final chapter initiates a promising exchange between the works of Hurston and those of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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