This Bridge Called My Back

This Bridge Called My Back

Writings by Radical Women of Color

Book - 2015
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"Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism. Originally released in 1981, this 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." This fourth edition contains an extensive new introduction by Moraga, along with a previously unpublished statement by Gloria Anzaldúa. 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. A poet, playwright, and cultural activist, Cherríe Moraga is Artist in Residence in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies and in the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Program at Stanford University. Gloria Anzaldúa was a poet, metaphysical philosopher, and scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory."--Provided by publisher.
The Anti-racism collection has been created by Lethbridge Public Library and the City of Lethbridge Diversity and Inclusion Working Group to provide resources about anti-racism education, history, and perspective. Anti-racism is defined by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre as the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.
Publisher: Albany, New York : State University of New York Press, 2015.
Edition: Fourth edition.
ISBN: 9781438454382
Characteristics: xlvii, 286 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm.


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Sep 05, 2020

I was sorry to find that the print was too small for me to read.

Jan 31, 2020

A great intro to intersectionality, that is, how race, gender, sexuality, immigration status, language, and class interact with each other in the lives of women of color in the US. An anthology of personal experience in poems, theory, essays, letters, and interviews.

This book was published in 1981 and some things feel a bit dated but there is so much here that is still relevant.

Oct 08, 2019

Wonderful book. I've read it a few times.

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