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Black Women against the Land GrabThe Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil$
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Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816683239

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816683239.001.0001

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Politics Is A Women’S Thing

Politics Is A Women’S Thing

(p.139) 6 Politics Is A Women’S Thing
Black Women against the Land Grab

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 6 attempts to answer the question of why black women lead social movement? Defying expectations, black women are invisible in domestic work, but are visible in neighborhood associations. Domestic work provides the knowledge and wisdom necessary to understand and fight systemic gendered anti-black racism. Candomblé also plays a special significance in forging political community among black women.

Keywords:   Black women’s activism, Urban social movements, Brazil, Black politics, Latin American cities

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