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Journal
2012 | 11 | 1 | 304-315
Article title

Alice Walker’s Womanism: Perspectives Past and Present

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The article charts the development of womanism as a movement which has presented an alternative to feminism. It advocates inclusiveness instead of exclusiveness, whether it is related to race, class or gender. Womanism provided political framework for colored women and gave them tools in their struggle with patriarchy which imposed restrictive norms and negative stereotypes on them. It also tackled the restrictiveness of feminism which was especially evident in the field of literary scholarship. Womanism is also related to new movements within feminism such as womanist theology and eco-feminism
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Journal
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Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
304-315
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Dates
published
2012-12-01
online
2013-02-08
Contributors
  • University of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovića 5 21000 Novi Sad, izgarjan@eunet.rs
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Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10320-012-0047-0
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