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A Product of Womanism: Shug Avery in Alice Walker's The Color Purple
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Feminism in the early 1980's in the United States revolved much around social and cultural matters such as sexual liberation, self- definition and self- realization for women. Derived from these ideas within feminism comes Alice Walker's Womanism, that is the writer's own definition of the strong and independent woman of color. This paper investigates the character Shug Avery, in The ColorPurple (1983), in relation to feminism and Womanism. It is argued that she is an empowered female because of the characteristics and attributes that come along with being a Womanist, despite moral,cultural and societal conditions that indicate marginalization for Shug and all women.

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2014. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Feminism Black Feminism Alice Walker The Color Purple Shug Avery Womanism
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General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19243Archive number: EN1:2/2015OAI: diva2:807772
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Education – upper secondary school
Available from: 2015-05-06 Created: 2015-04-24 Last updated: 2015-05-06Bibliographically approved

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