A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness

Author: Cherríe Moraga
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822349778
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

DIVCollection of essays and poems that address the challenges of being a Chicana, a lesbian, and a feminist in the changing world of the twenty-first century./div

This Bridge Called My Back Fourth Edition

Author: Cherríe Moraga
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438454382
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: Social Science

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years after its inception, the fourth edition contains an extensive new introduction by Moraga, along with a previously unpublished statement by Gloria Anzaldúa.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

Chicana Feminist Thought

Author: Alma M. Garcia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134719747
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Genre: Social Science

Chicana Feminist Thought brings together the voices of Chicana poets, writers, and activists who reflect upon the Chicana Feminist Movement that began in the late 1960s. With energy and passion, this anthology of writings documents the personal and collective political struggles of Chicana feminists.

Chicana Art

Author: Laura E. Pérez
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822338680
Release Date: 2007-08-09
Genre: Art

DIVThe first full-length survey of contemporary Chicana artists/div

Las Hijas de Juan

Author: Josie Méndez-Negrete
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822338963
Release Date: 2006-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Mexican American author Josie M&éndez-Negrete's memoir of how she and her siblings and mother survived years of violence and sexual abuse at the hands of her father.

Coconut Milk

Author: Dan Taulapapa McMullin
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816530526
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Poetry

Coconut Milk is the first book-length collection of poems by contemporary queer Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin. His poems humorously attack cultural appropriation, gender, and the hypocrisies of Western influence in Oceania today. Pulling at the stereotype of a beautiful Polynesia available for the taking, his poems challenge and carve out new avenues of meaning for Pacific Islanders.

The Making of Chicana o Studies

Author: Rodolfo F. Acuña
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813550701
Release Date: 2011-10-02
Genre: Social Science

The Making of Chicana/o Studies traces the philosophy and historical development of the field of Chicana/o studies from precursor movements to the Civil Rights era to today, focusing its lens on the political machinations in higher education that sought to destroy the discipline. As a renowned leader, activist, scholar, and founding member of the movement to establish this curriculum in the California State University system, which serves as a model for the rest of the country, Rodolfo F. Acuña has, for more than forty years, battled the trend in academia to deprive this group of its academic presence. The book assesses the development of Chicana/o studies (an area of studies that has even more value today than at its inception)--myths about its epistemological foundations have remained uncontested. Acuña sets the record straight, challenging those in the academy who would fold the discipline into Latino studies, shadow it under the dubious umbrella of ethnic studies, or eliminate it altogether. Building the largest Chicana/o studies program in the nation was no easy feat, especially in an atmosphere of academic contention. In this remarkable account, Acuña reveals how California State University, Northridge, was instrumental in developing an area of study that offers more than 166 sections per semester, taught by 26 tenured and 45 part-time instructors. He provides vignettes of successful programs across the country and offers contemporary educators and students a game plan--the mechanics for creating a successful Chicana/o studies discipline--and a comprehensive index of current Chicana/o studies programs nationwide. Latinas/os, of which Mexican Americans are nearly seventy percent, comprise a complex sector of society projected to be just shy of thirty percent of the nation's population by 2050. The Making of Chicana/o Studies identifies what went wrong in the history of Chicana/o studies and offers tangible solutions for the future.

Confessions of a Book Burner

Author: Lucha Corpi
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 9781558857858
Release Date: 2016-01-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Writer and activist Lucha Corpi was four-years-old when she started first grade with her older brother, who refused to go to school without her. The director of the small school in Jáltipan de Morelos in the Mexican state of Veracruz knew the family, and he gave permission for the young girl to accompany her brother “just for a while.” She was given a desk in the back of the classroom, where she sat quietly in her little corner. Just as quietly, she learned to add and subtract, to read and write. In this moving memoir, Corpi writes about the pivotal role reading and writing played in her life. As a young mother living in a foreign country, mourning the loss of her marriage and fearful of her ability to care financially for her son, she turned to writing to give voice to her pain. It “gave me the strength to go on one day at a time,” though it would be several years before she dared to call herself a poet. Corpi’s insightful and entertaining personal essays span growing up in a small Mexican village to living a bilingual, bicultural life in the United States. Family stories about relatives long gone and remembrances of childhood escapades combine to paint a picture of a girl with an avid curiosity, an active imagination and a growing awareness of the injustice that surrounded her. As an adult living in California’s Bay Area, she became involved in the fight for bilingual education, women’s and civil rights. In addition to examining a variety of topics relevant to today’s world—including race, discrimination and feminism—Corpi relates riveting family tales of mountain men and cannibals, preachers and soothsayers, old-style machos and women who more than hold their own. These confessions offer an intriguing vision of the rich and complex world of an acclaimed poet and novelist.

The Feminist Bookstore Movement

Author: Kristen Hogan
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822374336
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Social Science

From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism's most complex conversations. Kristen Hogan traces the feminist bookstore movement's rise and eventual fall, restoring its radical work to public feminist memory. The bookwomen at the heart of this story—mostly lesbians and including women of color—measured their success not by profit, but by developing theories and practices of lesbian antiracism and feminist accountability. At bookstores like BookWoman in Austin, the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, and Old Wives’ Tales in San Francisco, and in the essential Feminist Bookstore News, bookwomen changed people’s lives and the world. In retelling their stories, Hogan not only shares the movement's tools with contemporary queer antiracist feminist activists and theorists, she gives us a vocabulary, strategy, and legacy for thinking through today's feminisms.

La Chicana

Author: Alfredo Mirandé
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226531600
Release Date: 1981-03-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Maintains that Chicanas must be seen as colonized women who have had no control over the social institutions which shape their lives

Separate Roads to Feminism

Author: Benita Roth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521529727
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

The development of the era known as the 'second wave' of US feminist protest.

Cultura Y Bienestar

Author: Ricardo A. Carrillo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542581583
Release Date: 2017-05-19
Genre: Alternative medicine

"Western approaches to mental health care often fail to effectively treat ethnic minorities and underrepresented populations. This is especially true for clients from Mesoamerican cultures, whose spiritual values are often ignored by well-meaning but culturally insensitive psychotherapists, psychologists, and social workers. Ricardo Carrillo, PhD, and Concepcion Martinez Saucedo, PhD, founders of the Latino early intervention program Cultura y Bienstar, advocate including traditional healing practices into modern mental health care. Spiritually relevant and based on centuries of empirical testing, curanderismo and other Mesoamerican medicinal prqactices offer the culturally competent mental health practitioner the opportunity to successfully engage with underserved populations, increasing both treatment efficiency and client retention rates. From traditional herbal remedies proven effective by scientific testing to therapeutic ritual drumming, Mesoamerican healing practices have much to offer both their own communities and the world at large--powerful healing techniques that public health and mental health services cannot afford to ignore"--Back cover.

Loving in the War Years

Author: Cherríe Moraga
Publisher:
ISBN: 0896086275
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Collections

A new edition of Moraga's seminal work on identity, sexuality, history, and the politics of Chicana feminism.