Angela Davis | Women, Culture & Politics
Through a series of 18 essays based on her lectures and writings, Davis, a Marxist and author of Women, Race, and Class, shows that she has not altered her positions on, or commitment to, issues relating to the poor, the working class, women, or people of color. Her pieces, encompassing such themes as peace, racism, sexism, health care for the black family, and apartheid, explore some of the most pressing issues of the day. And yet, like many who adhere to rigid viewpoints, Davis’s politics often oversimplify the problems and result in questionable conclusions. Although she raises valid points, her work may draw readers into discussions of the larger debate on socialism versus capitalism at the expense of the concerns themselves.