A Study of Intersectionality in Suzan-Lori Parks's Fucking A
Abstract

Suzan-Lori Parks's play Fucking A is doubtlessly a feminist play. The play deals with feminist potential to interrogate the valued conceptions of feminism and to highlight African American feminists' concerns with regard to intersectionality of sex, race, class and gender. However, Parks is sensitive also to the oppression imposed on white women. In this essay, I offer an analysis of the actual intersections of sex, race, class and gender through examining the play from African American feminist perspectives and draw upon the ways that Parks uses to challenge the dominant patriarchal and hierarchal systems in which men hold hegemonic power and accordingly predominate in roles of political and social leadership and economic control.


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