This Bridge We Call Home Radical Visions for Transformation

ISBN-10: 0415936829

ISBN-13: 9780415936828

Edition: 2003

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Over twenty years after the ground-breaking anthologyThis Bridge Called My Backchallenged feminists to envision new forms of communities and practices, Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating have brought together an ambitious new collection of over eighty original contributions offering a bold new vision of women-of-color consciousness for the twenty-first century. Through personal narratives, theoretical essays, textual collage, poetry, letters, artwork and fiction, thisbridge we call homeexamines and extends the discussion of issues at the center of the first Bridge such as classism, homophobia, racism, identity politics, and community building, while exploring the additional issues of third wave feminism, Native sovereignty, lesbian pregnancy and mothering, transgendered issues, Arab-American stereotyping, Jewish identities, spiritual activism, and surviving academe. Written by women and men - both 'of color' and 'white,' located inside and outside the United States - andmotivated by a desire for social justice,this bridge we call homeinvites feminists of all colors and genders to develop new forms of transcultural dialogues, practices, and alliances. Building on and pushing forward the revolutionary call for transformation announced over two decades ago,this bridge we call home, will challenge readers to rethink existing categories and invent new individual and collective identities.
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List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

A native of the Southwest, Anzaldua is a Chicana lesbian feminist theorist, creative writer, editor, and activist. She has taught Chicano studies, feminist studies, and writing at a number of universities. In addition, she has conducted writing workshops around the world and has been a contributing editor for the feminist literary journal Sinister Wisdom since 1984. She has also been active in the migrant farm workers movement. Anzaldua first came to critical attention with an anthology she coedited with Cherrie Moraga, another Chicana lesbian feminist theorist and writer. Titled This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), the anthology includes poetry, fiction, autobiographical writing, criticism, and theory by Chicana, African American, Asian American, and Native American women who advocate change in academia and the culture at large. Anzaldua is well known for her second book, Borderlands/La Frontera (1987). It combines prose and poetry, history, autobiography, and criticism in Spanish, English, as well as Tex-Mex and Nahautl. Its purpose is to interrogate and deconstruct sexual, psychological, and spiritual borderlands as well as the United States-Mexican border. In 1990 Many Faces/Making Souls was published. Anzaldua currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.

Giving Thanks
Preface: (Un)natural bridges, (Un)safe spaces
Charting Pathways, Marking Thresholds ... A Warning, An Introduction
Foreword: AfterBridge: Technologies of Crossing
"Looking for my own bridge to get over" ... exploring the impact
Open the Door
Del puente al arco iris: transformando de guerrera a mujer de la paz - From Bridge to Rainbow: Transforming from Warrior to Woman of Peace
Nacido en un Puente/Born on a Bridge
Engaging Contradictions, Creating Home ... Three Letters
Bridges/Backs/Books: A Love Letter to the Editors
Bridging Different Views: Australian and Asia-Pacific Engagements with This Bridge Called My Back
Thinking Again: This Bridge Called My Back and the Challenge to Whiteness
The Spirit of This Bridge
Remembering This Bridge, Remembering Ourselves: Yearning, Memory, and Desire
Seventh Fire
"Still struggling with the boxes people try to put me in" ... resisting the labels
Los Intersticios: Recasting Moving Selves
Gallina Ciega: Turning the Game on Itself
Que Onda Mother Goose: The Real Nursery Rhyme from El Barrio
The Hipness of Mediation: A Hyphenated German Existence
Living Fearlessly With and Within Differences: My Search for Identity Beyond Categories and Contradictions
A Letter to a Mother, from Her Son
Young Man Popkin: A Queer Dystopia
Transchildren, Changelings, and Fairies: Living the Dream and Surviving the Nightmare in Contemporary America
The Real Americana
Shades of a Bridge's Breath
Nomadic Existence: Exile, Gender, and Palestine (an E-mail Conversation between Sisters)
(Re)Writing Home: A Daughter's Letter to Her Mother
In the End (Al Fin) We are all Chicanas (Somos Todos Chicanas): pivotal positions for change
"Locking arms in the master's house" ... omissions, revisions, new issues
Burning House
"What's Wrong with a Little Fantasy?" Storytelling from the (Still) Ivory Tower
Footnoting Heresy: E-mail Dialogues
Memory and the New-Born: The Maternal Imagination in Diaspora
The "White" Sheep of the Family: But Bleaching is like Starvation
Lesbianism, 2000
"Now That You're White Man": Changing Sex in a Postmodern World - Being, Becoming, and Borders
Poets, Lovers, and the Master's Tools: A Conversation with Audre Lorde
"All I Can Cook is Crack on a Spoon": A Sign for a New Generation of Feminists
Don't Touch: Recuerdos (Self-Destruction)
The Reckoning
"A place at the table" ... surviving the battles, shaping our worlds
Puente del Fuego
Vanish is a Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Yo'Done Bridge is Fallin' Down
Council Meeting
For My Sister: Smashing the Walls of Pretense and Shame
Resisting the Shore
Standing on This Bridge
Stolen Beauty
Looking for Warrior Woman (Beyond Pocahontas)
So Far from the Bridge
The Ricky Ricardo Syndrome: Looking for Leaders, Finding Celebrities
Imagining Differently: The Politics of Listening in a Feminist Classroom
"Shouldering more identity than we can bear" ... seeking allies in academe
Aliens and Others in Search of the Tribe in Academe
The Fire in My Heart
Notes from a Welfare Queen in the Ivory Tower
Being the Bridge: A Solitary Black Woman's Position in the Women's Studies Classroom as a Feminist Student and Professor
This World is My Place
Missing Ellen and Finding the Inner Life: Reflections of a Latina Lesbian Feminist on the Politics of the Academic Closet
The Cry-Smile Mask: A Korean-American Woman's System of Resistance
Andrea's Third Shift: The Invisible Work of African-American Women in Higher Education
Recollecting This Bridge in an Anti-Affirmative Action Era: Literary Anthologies, Academic Memoir, and Institutional Autobiography
Healing Suenos for Academia
"Yo soy to otro yo - I am your other I" ... forging common ground
My tears are wings
The Colors Beneath Our Skin
Connection: The Bridge Finds its Voice
The Body Politic - Meditations on Identity
Speaking of Privilege
The Latin American and Caribbean Feminist/Lesbian Encuentros: Crossing the Bridge of Our Diverse Identities
Sitting in the Waiting Room of Adult and Family Services at SE 122nd in Portland, Oregon, with My Sister and My Mother Two Hours Before I Return to School (April 1995)
Tenuous Alliance
Linkages: A Personal-Political Journey with Feminist-of-Color Politics
"I am the pivot for transformation" ... enacting the vision
Girl and Snake
Thawing Hearts, Opening a Path in the Woods, Founding a New Lineage
Still Crazy After All These Tears
"And Revolution is Possible": Re-Membering the Vision of This Bridge
Witch Museum
Forging El Mundo Zurdo: Changing Ourselves, Changing the World
In the Presence of Spirit(s): A Meditation on the Politics of Solidarity and Transformation
Now let us shift ... the path of conocimiento ... inner work, public acts
Works Cited
Contributors' Biographies
Editors' Biographies
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