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Womanist

  • Mary E. Hunt

Abstract

African American women concerned with the well-being of women and the whole community, using their experiences and insights to create theoretical as well as practical strategies for change, call their work “womanist.” The term originated in the writings of Alice Walker, who described “womanish” practices as those that aided the survival of black women and their dependent children. In religious studies, womanist work has contributed mightily to the many women’s efforts to bring about equality and justice.

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© Mary E. Hunt 2004

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  • Mary E. Hunt

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