The Crunk Feminist Collection by Brittney C. Cooper

The Crunk Feminist Collection

For the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted—relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events. To address this void, they started a blog. Now with an annual readership of nearly one million, their posts foster dialogue about activist methods, intersectionality, and sisterhood. And the writers' personal identities—as bl...

Details The Crunk Feminist Collection

TitleThe Crunk Feminist Collection
Release DateJan 10th, 2017
PublisherThe Feminist Press at CUNY
Number of pages322 pages
GenreFeminism, Nonfiction, Race, Politics, Cultural, African American, Womens, Writing, Essays, Anthologies

Reviews The Crunk Feminist Collection

  • Rebekah Gordon
    Absolutely worth reading. This book is dense (it took me over 2 months to read!), sometimes difficult, and always very smart, but also sometimes very funny and sweet. It felt like talking to friends, but super smart feminist friends with very strong opinions who are kicking ass in academia. My only complaints are: I don't have a problem with them essentially publishing a collection of previously-written blog posts as a book -- they never claimed ...
  • Maureen
    The kind of book that is challenging in the best way.
  • Lindsay King-Miller
    Wonderful, thought-provoking essays on the intersections between feminism, race, class, pop culture, and more.
  • Liz De Coster
    The overall quality of writing was strong, but the blog-style writing wasn't adapted well for a longer work. It was a bit yoyo-like at times to be brought into and out of so many quick pieces. I have recommended it to a faculty member in our women, gender, and sexuality studies department and I look forward to hearing her thoughts.
  • Kristina
    Dr. Brittney Cooper is one of my favorite writers and the feeling of inspiration and brilliance paso g between her and the other Crunk Writer's both got me hyped and jealous. This was the injection of feminist optimism I was need of.
  • Jessica
    The Crunk Feminist Collection is right on time. In a climate where "privilege," "racism," and "feminist" are routinely misappropriated and misunderstood, The Collection is here to remind readers not only of their meaning but why these terms matter. Those familiar with feminist discourse as well as those new to the field will equally enjoy the range of topics addressed in the book. The authors' commitment to engaging with popular culture is appare...
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  • Allie
    Excellent. I only wish some of the essays were a bit longer, but the shorter format makes sense as some of these pieces previously appeared in blog form. (It also feels kind of weird to rate this one, as it was very much a "listen to others' lived experiences" kind of book for me.)Read Harder Challenge Task 24: Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color.
  • Rachel
    Very nice book of blog posts/essays about Black intersectional (including queer-friendly) feminism, largely from an academic context, with hip-hop sensibility adding sass and humor. I am far from the intended audience (white, decades older, non-blogosphere-participating, non-pop-culture-participating, non-academic). (And as such, I would maybe not write a review, but this book deserves more reviews than I see here.) I love the excellent writing o...