Critical Race Feminism, Second Edition

A Reader

444 pages

October, 2003

ISBN: 9780814793947


LawWomen's & Gender Studies

Part of the Critical America series


Adrien Katherine Wing is Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law and editor of Critical Race Feminism: A Reader.

All books by Adrien Katherine Wing

Now in its second edition, the acclaimed anthology Critical Race Feminism presents over 40 readings on the legal status of women of color by leading authors and scholars such as Anita Hill, Lani Guinier, Kathleen Neal Cleaver, and Angela Harris. This second edition features 25 new essays and a new introduction by Adrien Katherine Wing.

Critical Race Feminism gives voice to African American, Latina, Asian, Native American, and Arab women, both heterosexual and lesbian. Both a forceful statement and a platform for change, the anthology addresses an ambitious range of subjects, from life in the workplace and motherhood to sexual harassment, domestic violence, and other criminal justice issues. Extending beyond national borders, the volume tackles global issues such as the rights of Muslim women, immigration, multiculturalism, and global capitalism.

Revealing how the historical experiences and contemporary realities of women of color are profoundly influenced by a legacy of racism and sexism that is neither linear nor logical, Critical Race Feminism serves up a panoramic perspective, illustrating how women of color can find strength in the face of oppression.


  • "Wing's reader gives scholars access to the first collection of writings by women of color law professors about the ampersand problem—how to deal with race and gender, as well as other categories in the law. . . . An excellent resource."

    Women & Politics

  • "This second edition is consistently good, and frequently stellar. The volume's organization showcases the fruits of vigorous constructive criticism."