Incluye referencias bibliográficas (páginas -346) e índice. CONTENIDO: The social construction of Back feminist thought. The politics of Black feminist thought -- Distinguishing features of Black feminist thought -- Core themes in Black feminist thought. Work, family, and Black women's oppression -- Mammies, matriarchs, and other controlling images -- The power of self-definition -- The sexual politics of black womanhood -- Black women's love relationships -- Black women and motherhood -- Rethinking Black women's activism -- Black feminism, knowledge, and power. U.S. Black feminism in transnational context -- Black feminist epistemology -- Toward a politics of empowerment.