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Ramgotra, Manjeet (2023) 'Angela Y. Davis.' In: Ramgotra, Manjeet and Choat, Simon, (eds.), Rethinking Political Thinkers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 639-656.

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Abstract

This chapter examines the core ideas of Angela Davis’s radical Marxist, abolitionist, political theory. It starts by looking at her experiences of racism, sexism, and imprisonment which underpin her activism to create a better world against the oppressions of the capitalist, white supremacist and heteropatriarchal state. Additionally, Davis advances arguments for the abolition of prisons. Davis’s abolitionism promotes a more humane and inclusive society based on radical conceptions of community, caring, and solidarity. The chapter also covers Davis’s work examining how Black women in particular faced multiple and intersecting oppressions of gender, race, class, and sexuality, especially as articulated in her Women, Race and Class (1981).

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Black women, capitalist, Angela Y. Davis, democracy, oppressions, prisons, racism, sexism, white supremacy
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
ISBN: 9780198847397
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in Ramgotra, Manjeet and Choat, Simon, (eds.), Rethinking Political Thinkers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 639-656 (2023). Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1093/hepl/9780198847397.003.0035
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2023 12:27
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39743
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