This Bridge Called My Back Fourth Edition

I have loved this book for thirty years, and am so pleased we have returned with our stories, words, and attributes to the growing and resilient movement._ _ Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Executive Director, Honor the Earth Praise for the ...

Author: Cherríe Moraga

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438454382

Category: Social Science

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Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism. Originally released in 1981, This Bridge Called My Back is a testimony to women of color feminism as it emerged in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Through personal essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art, the collection explores, as coeditor Cherríe Moraga writes, “the complex confluence of identities—race, class, gender, and sexuality—systemic to women of color oppression and liberation.” Reissued here, nearly thirty-five years after its inception, the fourth edition contains an extensive new introduction by Moraga, along with a previously unpublished statement by Gloria Anzaldúa. The new edition also includes visual artists whose work was produced during the same period as Bridge, including Betye Saar, Ana Mendieta, and Yolanda López, as well as current contributor biographies. Bridge continues to reflect an evolving definition of feminism, one that can effectively adapt to, and help inform an understanding of the changing economic and social conditions of women of color in the United States and throughout the world. “Immense is my admiration for the ongoing dialogue and discourse on feminism, Indigenous feminism, the defining discussions in women of color movements and the broader movement. I have loved this book for thirty years, and am so pleased we have returned with our stories, words, and attributes to the growing and resilient movement.” — Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Executive Director, Honor the Earth Praise for the Third Edition “This Bridge Called My Back dispels all doubt about the power of a single text to radically transform the terrain of our theory and practice. Twenty years after its publication, we can now see how it helped to untether the production of knowledge from its disciplinary anchors—and not only in the field of women’s studies. This Bridge has allowed us to define the promise of research on race, gender, class and sexuality as profoundly linked to collaboration and coalition-building. And perhaps most important, it has offered us strategies for transformative political practice that are as valid today as they were two decades ago.” — Angela Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz “This Bridge Called My Back has served as a significant rallying call for women of color for a generation, and this new edition keeps that call alive at a time when divisions prove ever more stubborn and dangerous. A much-cited text, its influence has been visible and broad both in academia and among activists. We owe much of the sound of our present voices to the brave scholars and feminists whose ideas and ideals crowd its pages.” — Shirley Geok-lin Lim, University of California, Santa Barbara “This book is a manifesto—the 1981 declaration of a new politics ‘US Third World Feminism.’ No great de-colonial writer, from Fanon, Shaarawi, Blackhawk, or Sartre, to Mountain Wolf Woman, de Beauvoir, Saussure, or Newton could have alone proclaimed this ‘politic born of necessity.’ This politic denies no truths: its luminosities drive into and through our bodies. Writers and readers alike become shape-shifters, are invited to enter the shaman/witness state, to invoke power differently. ‘US Third World Feminism’ requires a re-peopling: the creation of planetary citizen-warriors. This book is a guide that directs citizenry shadowed in hate, terror, suffering, disconnection, and pain toward the light of social justice, gender and erotic liberation, peace, and revolutionary love. This Bridge transits our dreams, and brings them to the real.” — Chela Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara

This Bridge Called My Back

This groundbreaking collection reflects an uncompromised definition of feminism by women of color. 65,000 copies in print.

Author: ed Cherrie moraga

Publisher: Kitchen Table/Women of Color Press

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017226942

Category: Poetry

Page: 261

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This groundbreaking collection reflects an uncompromised definition of feminism by women of color. 65,000 copies in print.

Contemporary Hispanic Quotations

This Bridge Called My Back . Writings by Radical Women of Color ( 1981 ) The act of writing is the act of making soul , alchemy . It is the quest for the self , for the center of the self , which we women of color have come to think as ...

Author: Daniel E. Stanton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313314640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Includes over one thousand quotations from such Hispanic figures as writers, artists, educators, and soldiers.

Teaching for Change

When I Was Growing Up . " This Bridge Called My Back : Writings by Radical Women of Color . Ed . Cherrfe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa . Watertown , MA : Persephone Press , 1981.7-8 . Lee , Mary Hope . " On Not Bein . " This Bridge Called ...

Author: Jun Xing

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739119141

Category: Education

Page: 249

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This anthology introduces to readers the Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) curricular model to empower students in a diverse atmosphere. Addressing the needs of those engaged in diversity training and reform both in higher education and public schools, it will serve as a useful guide for administrators as well as teaching faculty.

Chicana Latina Education in Everyday Life

In C. Moraga and G. Anzaldúa (Eds.), This bridge called my back: Writings by radical women of color (pp. iv–v). New York: Kitchen Table Women of Color Press. Anzaldúa, G. (1987). Borderlands/La frontera: The new Mestiza.

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Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791481516

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A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back

In celebration of that legacy's 40th anniversary, editors gloria j. wilson, Joni Boyd Acuff, and Amelia M. Kraehe offer new generations A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back.

Author: gloria j wilson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816544080

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 340

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"In 1981, Chicana literary icons Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherie Moraga published what would become a foundational legacy for generations of feminist women of color-the seminal This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. In celebration of that legacy's 40th anniversary, editors gloria j. wilson, Joni Boyd Acuff, and Amelia M. Kraehe offer new generations A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back. A Love Letter contributors illuminate, question, and respond to current politics, progressive struggles, transformations, acts of resistance, and solidarity, while also offering readers a space for renewal and healing"--

this bridge we call home

Written by women and men--both "of color" and "white"--this bridge we call home will challenge readers to rethink existing categories and invent new individual and collective identities.

Author: Gloria Anzaldúa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135351595

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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More than twenty years after the ground-breaking anthology This Bridge Called My Back called upon feminists to envision new forms of communities and practices, Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating have painstakingly assembled a new collection of over eighty original writings that offers a bold new vision of women-of-color consciousness for the twenty-first century. Written by women and men--both "of color" and "white"--this bridge we call home will challenge readers to rethink existing categories and invent new individual and collective identities.

Chicano Studies

In This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua, 105—106. New York: Kitchen Table, 1981. . “Entering the Lives of Others: Theory in the Flesh.” In This Bridge Called My ...

Author: Michael Soldatenko

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816599530

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Chicano Studies is a comparatively new academic discipline. Unlike well-established fields of study that long ago codified their canons and curricula, the departments of Chicano Studies that exist today on U.S. college and university campuses are less than four decades old. In this edifying and frequently eye-opening book, a career member of the discipline examines its foundations and early years. Based on an extraordinary range of sources and cognizant of infighting and the importance of personalities, Chicano Studies is the first history of the discipline. What are the assumptions, models, theories, and practices of the academic discipline now known as Chicano Studies? Like most scholars working in the field, Michael Soldatenko didn't know the answers to these questions even though he had been teaching for many years. Intensely curious, he set out to find the answers, and this book is the result of his labors. Here readers will discover how the discipline came into existence in the late 1960s and how it matured during the next fifteen years-from an often confrontational protest of dissatisfied Chicana/o college students into a univocal scholarly voice (or so it appears to outsiders). Part intellectual history, part social criticism, and part personal meditation, Chicano Studies attempts to make sense of the collision (and occasional wreckage) of politics, culture, scholarship, ideology, and philosophy that created a new academic discipline. Along the way, it identifies a remarkable cast of scholars and administrators who added considerable zest to the drama.

The Intersectional Approach

In This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, 91–93. 2nd ed. New York: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. Muscovitch, Judit. 1983. “'—But I Know You, American Woman.

Author: Michele Tracy Berger

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807895566

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Intersectionality, or the consideration of race, class, and gender, is one of the prominent contemporary theoretical contributions made by scholars in the field of women's studies that now broadly extends across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Taking stock of this transformative paradigm, The Intersectional Approach guides new and established researchers to engage in a critical reflection about the broad adoption of intersectionality that constitutes what the editors call a new "social literacy" for scholars. In eighteen essays, contributors examine various topics of interest to students and researchers from a feminist perspective as well as through their respective disciplines, looking specifically at gender inequalities related to globalization, health, motherhood, sexuality, body image, and aging. Together, these essays provide a critical overview of the paradigm, highlight new theoretical and methodological advances, and make a strong case for the continued use of the intersectional approach both within the borders of women's and gender studies and beyond. Contributors: Lidia Anchisi, Gettysburg College Naomi Andre, University of Michigan Jean Ait Belkhir, Southern University at New Orleans Michele Tracy Berger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kia Lilly Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan Kimberle Crenshaw, University of California, Los Angeles Bonnie Thornton Dill, University of Maryland Michelle Fine, Graduate Center, City University of New York Jennifer Fish, Old Dominion University Mako Fitts, Seattle University Kathleen Guidroz, Mount St. Mary's University Ivette Guzman-Zavala, Lebanon Valley College Kaaren Haldeman, Durham, North Carolina Catherine E. Harnois, Wake Forest University AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman's University Rachel E. Luft, University of New Orleans Gary K. Perry, Seattle University Jennifer Rothchild, University of Minnesota, Morris Ann Russo, DePaul University Natalie J. Sabik, University of Michigan Jessica Holden Sherwood, University of Rhode Island Yvette Taylor, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London