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date: 30 March 2020

Angela Y. Davis and Communication Studies 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies
Author(s):
Catherine R. SquiresCatherine R. Squires

Angela Yvonne Davis is one of the most recognizable and well-regarded faces of Black feminist, socialist, and antiracist thought and activism. Around the globe, this prolific author and public speaker is recognized for contributing key frameworks to debates over the operations and impact of race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation. Davis has helped critical scholars reconceptualize how to analyze and historicize the workings of identity and power, spurring new ways of imagining what the good life and a just society look like and how to achieve them. Alongside other radical thinkers, Davis laid foundations for intersectional analysis of social phenomena in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing together tools and perspectives from African American studies, women’s studies, Marxism, and cultural studies.... ...

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