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Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic

Shatema Threadcraft


Intimate Justice charts the long and still incomplete struggle for freedom and equality for the embodied black female subject, the struggle to use the powers and capacities of the black female body freely and equally. This struggle has been marked by infanticides, widespread and systematic sexual violence as a weapon of racial terror, coerced sterilizations, and other racially targeted techniques of population control, as well as racially biased child removal policies. It provides a number of historical examples of ways in which the black female subject has been inequitably treated, and consid ... More

Keywords: Freedom, Violence, Justice, Capabilities, Black Female

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190251635
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shatema Threadcraft, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University