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Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne) 1944-

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Works: 625 works in 1,067 publications in 2 languages and 24,437 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Documentary films 
Roles: Interviewee, Narrator, Performer, Honoree, Contributor, Interviewer, Editor, Speaker, Actor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E185.86, 305.42
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Women, race & class by Angela Y Davis ( Book )
38 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Longtime activist, author and political figure Angela Davis brings us this expose of the women's movement in the context of the fight for civil rights and working class issues. She uncovers a side of the fight for suffrage many of us have not heard: the intimate tie between the anti-slavery campaign and the struggle for women's suffrage. She shows how the racist and classist bias of some in the women's movement have divided its own membership. Davis' message is clear: If we ever want equality, we're gonna have to fight for it together
Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Y Davis ( Book )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through a close and riveting analysis of these artists' performances, words, and lives, Davis uncovers the unmistakable assertion and uncompromising celebration of non-middle-class, non-heterosexual social, moral, and sexual values
Women, culture & politics by Angela Y Davis ( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of her speeches and writings which address the political and social changes of the past decade as they are concerned with the struggle for racial, sexual, and economic equality
If they come in the morning; voices of resistance by Angela Y Davis ( Book )
24 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Dust Jacket: The trial of Angela Yvonne Davis in connection with the prisoner revolt by three black prisoners on August 7, 1970 at the Marin County Courthouse will be remembered as one of America's most historic political trials, and no one can tell the story better than Miss Davis herself. This book is also perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of that increasingly important symbol-the political prisoner. Of her trial, Miss Davis writes, "I am charged with three capital offenses-murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. My life is at stake in this case-not simply the life of a lone individual, but a life which has been given over to the struggles of my people, a life which belongs to Black people who are tired of poverty, and racism, of the unjust imprisonment of tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters." "I stand before this court", she declares, "as a target of a political frame up which, far from pointing to my culpability, implicates the State of California as an agent of political repression. I declare publicly before the court, before the people of this country, that I am innocent of all charges which have been leveled against me by the State of California." On the central theme of this book Miss Davis contends that "the offense of the political prisoner in his political boldness, his consistent challenges-legally or extra-legally-of fundamental social wrongs fostered and reinforced by the state. He has opposed unjust laws and exploitative, racist social conditions in general, with the ultimate aim of transforming these laws and the society into an order harmonious with the material and spiritual need and interests of the vast majority of its members." Regarding his own defense, Ruchell Magee, the only prisoner who survived the same revolt and one of the many impressive contributors in this invaluable volume which includes George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo, John Cluthcette, James Baldwin, Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins, states, "For over seven years I have been forced to stay in slavery on fraudulent pleas of guilty, made by attorneys, court-appointed attorneys, over my objection, over my plea of not guilty, and over my testimony of not guilty."
Are prisons obsolete? by Angela Y Davis ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Amid rising public concern about the proliferation and privatization of prisons, and their promise of enormous profits, world-renowned author and activist Angela Y. Davis argues for the abolition of the prison system as the dominant way of responding to America's social ills. "In thinking about the possible obsolescence of the prison," Davis writes, "we should ask how it is that so many people could end up in prison without major debates regarding the efficacy of incarceration." Whereas Reagan-era politicians with "tough on crime" stances argued that imprisonment and longer sentences would keep communities free of crime, history has shown that the practice of mass incarceration during that period has had little or no effect on official crime rates: in fact, larger prison populations led not to safer communities but to even larger prison populations. As we make our way into the twenty-first century-two hundred years after the invention of the penitentiary-the question of prison abolition has acquired an unprecedented urgency. Backed by growing numbers of prisons and prisoners, Davis analyzes these institutions in the U.S., arguing that the very future of democracy depends on our ability to develop radical theories and practices that make it possible to plan and fight for a world beyond the prison industrial complex
Black is-- black ain't a personal journey through black identity ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A frank and honest look at black identity in America. Uses incisive storytelling and commentary from prominent black intellectuals, including Angela Davis, Bell Hooks, and Cornel West. Meant to stir provocative debate and add reinforcement to a bold vision for a humanity that embraces all people. Explodes the myth that black America is monolithic
The Black power mixtape 1967-1975 a documentary in 9 chapters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them, the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television"--From mrqe.com
The two nations of black America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a growing economic divide in black America. Today, America's black middle class is the largest in its history, yet roughly one-third of black America continues to live in poverty. This film measures the economic and social success of the civil rights movement and the gap between middle class and poor African-Americans through interviews with noted Afro-Americans and historical film footage
The Angela Y. Davis reader by Angela Y Davis ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joy James, "the editor teaches political theory in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she is also Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America (CSERA)"--Cover
Policing the national body : sex, race, and criminalization ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Policing the National Body places issues of race, class, and gender at the center of the reproductive rights and social justice agenda.--Publisher's website
Beyond the frame : women of color and visual representations by Neferti X. M Tadiar ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Beyond the Frame explores the importance of visual images in the identities and material conditions of women of color as they relate to social power, oppression, and resistance. The goal of the collection is to rethink the category of "visual theory" through "women of color." It also explores the political and social ramifications of visual imagery for women of color, and the political consciousness that can emerge alongside a critical understanding of the impact of visual imagery. The collection begins with a general exploration of what it means to develop a women of color criticism (rather than an analysis of women of color), and goes on to look specifically at topics such as 90s fashion advertisements, the "politics of cosmetic surgery," and female fans of East L.A. rock bands."--Jacket
The mosaic project by Terri Lyne Carrington ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terri Lyne Carrington assembles an all-star roster of female vocalists for a diverse mix of voices and sounds on her fifth album
Abolition democracy : beyond empire, prisons, and torture by Angela Y Davis ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a series of interviews given in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, Angela Y. Davis explores how historical systems of oppression like slavery and lynching continue to influence and undermine democracy today. Davis builds on W. E. B. DuBois's view that when people were released from slavery in this country, they were denied the full privileges of other citizens. This denial of full rights and the creation of a U.S. prison system emerged as a way of maintaining dominance and control over entire populations. Davis explores the notion of "Abolition Democracy" as the democracy to come, a set of social relations free of oppression and injustice."--BOOK JACKET
The meaning of freedom by Angela Y Davis ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this collection of twelve previously unpublished speeches, Davis confronts the interconnected issues of power, race, gender, class, incarceration, conservatism, and the ongoing need for social change in the United States
A place of rage ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prominent black women comment upon experiences of African American women, upon racial discrimination and its effects upon the American culture and make suggestions which they hope will improve the future. Includes historical footage of civil rights movement in the 1960s
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself : a new critical edition by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A masterpiece of African American literature, Frederick Douglass's Narrative is the powerful story of an enslaved youth coming into social and moral consciousness by disobeying his white slavemasters and secretly teaching himself to read. Achieving literacy emboldens Douglass to resist, escape, and ultimately achieve his freedom. After escaping slavery, Douglass became a leader in the anti-slavery and women's rights movements, a bestselling author, and U.S. diplomat. In this new critical edition, legendary activist and feminist scholar Angela Davis sheds new light on the legacy of Frederick Douglass. In two philosophical lectures originally delivered at UCLA in autumn 1969, Davis focuses on Douglass's intellectual and spiritual awakening, and the importance of self-knowledge in achieving freedom from all forms of oppression. With detailed attention to Douglass's text, she interrogates the legacy of slavery and shares timeless lessons about oppression, resistance, and freedom. And in an extended introductory essay written for this edition, Davis comments on previous editions of the Narrative and re-examines Douglass through a contemporary feminist perspective. An important new edition of an American classic
Fidel the untold story ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary produced in Cuba celebrating the life and political career of Fidel Castro through archival footage, interviews with Castro and commentary by family, associates, former guerrilla fighters, politicians and historians. Castro is seen swimming with bodyguards in the ocean, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with his friend Nelson Mandela, meeting with Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with the Buena Vista Social Club
Free Angela, and all political prisoners ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A ... docudrama that takes a gripping look at the historical incidents that created an international movement to free activist Angela Davis, and tells the story of social justice activism that lands her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list"--Container
Growing up black : from the slave days to the present - 25 African-Americans reveal the trials and triumphs of their childhoods ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violence against women and the ongoing challenge to racism by Angela Y Davis ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Angela.
Davis, Ángela 1944-
Davis, Angela Y.
Davis, Ángela Y. 1944-
Davis, Ángela Yvon 1944-
Davis, Angela Yvonne
Davis, Angela Yvonne, 1944-
Dèvis, Andžela.
Dėvis, Andžela 1944-
Devis, Andzhela.
Dėvis, Andzhela, 1944-
Devis, Angela, 1944-
デイヴィス, アンジェラ
デービス, アンジェラ
Languages
English (272)
Spanish (3)
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