edited by Melanie A. Medeiros and Keisha-Khan Y. Perry
contributions by Cristiano dos Santos Rodrigues, Edilza Correia Sotero, Maziki Thame, Melanie White, Julia S. Abdalla, Angela Crumdy, Bruna Cristina Jaquetto Pereira, Ishan Gordon-Ugarte, Castriela E. Hernández Reyes and Eshe E. Lewis
foreword by Christen A. Smith
Rutgers University Press, 2023
eISBN: 978-1-9788-3633-4 | Paper: 978-1-9788-3630-3 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-3631-0
Library of Congress Classification F1419.B55B53 2023
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.4889608

Black Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: Critical Research and Perspectives employs an intersectional and interdisciplinary approach to examine Black cisgender women’s social, cultural, economic, and political experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean. It presents critical empirical research emphasizing Black women’s innovative, theoretical, and methodological approaches to activism and class-based gendered racism and Black politics. While there are a few single-authored books focused on Black women in Latin American and Caribbean, the vast majority of the scholarship on Black women in Latin America and the Caribbean has been published as theses, dissertations, articles, and book chapters. This volume situates these social and political analyses as interrelated and dialogic and contributes a transnational perspective to contemporary conversations surrounding the continued relevance of Black women as a category of social science inquiry. Many of the contributing authors are from Latin American and Caribbean countries, reflecting a commitment to representing the valuable observations and lived experiences of scholars from this region. When read together, the chapters offer a hemispheric framework for understanding the lasting legacies of colonialism, transatlantic slavery, plantation life, and persistent socio-economic and cultural violence.