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Title This bridge we call home : radical visions for transformation / edited by Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating
Published New York : Routledge, [2002]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 608 pages)
Contents Preface : (Un)natural bridges, (un)safe spaces / Gloria E. Anzaldúa -- Charting pathways, marking thresholds ... a warning, an introduction / AnaLouise Keating -- Foreword : AfterBridge : technologies of crossing / Chela Sandoval -- I. "Looking for my own bridge to get over" ... exploring the impact : Open the door / Nova Gutierrez -- Chameleon / Iobel Andemicael -- Del puente al arco iris : transformando de guerrera a mujer de la paz : from bridge to rainbow : transforming from warrior to woman of peace / Renée M. Martínez -- Nacido en un puente/born on a bridge / Hector Carbajal -- Engaging contradictions, creating home ... three letters / Alicia P. Rodriguez, Susana L. Vasquez -- Bridges/backs/books : a love letter to the editors / Jesse Swan -- Bridging different views : Australian and Asia-Pacific engagements with This bridge called my back / Helen Johnson -- Thinking again : This bridge called my back and the challenge to whiteness / Rebecca Aanerud -- The spirit of This bridge / Donna Hightower Langston -- Remembering This bridge, remembering ourselves : yearning, memory, and desire / M. Jacqui Alexander -- Seventh fire / Joanne Dinova -- II. "Still struggling with the boxes people try to put me in" ... resisting the labels : Interracial / Amy Sara Carroll -- Los intersticios : recasting moving selves / Evelyn Alsultany -- Gallina Ciega : turning the game on itself / Leticia Hernández-Linares -- Que onda Mother Goose : the real nursery rhyme from El Barrio / Berta Avila -- The hipness of mediation : a hyphenated German existence / Mita Banerjee -- Living fearlessly with and within differences : my search for identity beyond categories and contradictions / Shefali Milczarek-Desai -- A letter to a mother, from her son / Hector Carbajal -- Young man Popkin : a queer dystopia / Marla Morris -- Transchildren, changelings, and fairies : living the dream and surviving the nightmare in contemporary America / Jody Norton -- The real Americana / Kimberly Roppolo -- Shades of a bridge's breath / Nathalie Handal -- Nomadic existence : exile, gender, and Palestine (an e-mail conversation between sisters) / Reem Abdelhadi, Rabab Abdulhadi -- (Re)writing home : a daughter's letter to her mother / Minh-Ha T. Pham -- In the end (al fin) we are all chicanas (somos todos chicanas) : pivotal positions for change / Susan M. Guerra -- III. "Locking arms in the master's house" ... omissions, revisions, new issues : Burning house / Liliana Wilson Grez -- "What's wrong with a little fantasy?" Storytelling from the (still) ivory tower / Deborah A. Miranda -- Footnoting heresy : e-mail dialogues / Deborah A. Miranda, AnaLouise Keating -- Memory and the new-born : the maternal imagination in diaspora / Shirley Geok-Lin Lim -- The "white" sheep of the family : but bleaching is like starvation / Nada Elia -- Lesbianism, 2000 / Cheryl Clarke -- "Now that you're a white man?" : changing sex in a postmodern world : being, becoming, and borders / Max Wolf Valerio -- Poets, lovers, and the master's tools : a conversation with Audre Lorde / Mary Loving Blanchard -- "All I can cook is crack on a spoon" : a sign for a new generation of feminists / Simona J. Hill -- Don't touch : recuerdos (self-destruction) / Berta Avila -- Premature / Donna Tsuyuko Tanigawa -- The reckoning / Joy Harjo
IV. "A place at the table" ... surviving the battles, shaping our worlds : Puente del fuego / Nova Gutierrez -- Vanish is a toilet bowl cleaner / Chrystos -- Yo' done bridge is fallin' down / Judith K. Witherow -- Council meeting / Marisela B. Gomez -- For my sister : smashing the walls of pretense and shame / Anonymous -- Resisting the shore / Nadine Naber -- Standing on This bridge / Chandra Ford -- Stolen beauty / Genny Lim -- Looking for warrior woman (beyond Pocahontas) / Joanne Barker -- So far from the bridge / Renae Bredin -- The Ricky Ricardo syndrome : looking for leaders, finding celebrities / Rosa Maria Pegueros -- Survival / Jeanette Aguilar -- Imagining differently : the politics of listening in a feminist classroom / Sarah J. Cervenak, Karina L. Cespedes, Caridad Souza, Andrea Straub -- V. "Shouldering more identity than we can bear" ... seeking allies in academe : Nurturance / Kay Picart -- Aliens and others in search of the tribe in academe / Tatiana de la Tierra -- The fire in my heart / Sunu P. Chandy -- Notes from a welfare queen in the ivory tower / Laura A. Harris -- Being the bridge : a solitary black woman's position in the women's studies classroom as a feminist student and professor / Kimberly Springer -- This world is my place / Bernadette García -- Missing Ellen and finding the inner life : reflections of a Latina lesbian feminist on the politics of the public academic closet / Mirtha N. Quintanales -- The cry-smile mask : a Korean-American woman's system of resistance / Jid Lee -- Andrea's third shift : the invisible work of African-American women in higher education / Toni C. King, Lenora Barnes-Wright, Nancy E. Gibson, Lakesia D. Johnson, Valerie Lee, Betty M. Lovelace, Sonya Turner, Durene I. Wheeler -- Recollecting This bridge in an anti-affirmative action era : literary anthologies, academic memoir, and institutional autobiography / Cynthia Franklin -- Healing Sueños for academia / Irene Lara -- VI. "Yo soy tu otro yo, I am your other I" ... forging common ground : my tears are wings / Chrystos -- The colors beneath our skin / Carmen Morones -- Connection : the bridge finds its voice / Maria Proitsaki -- The body politic : meditations on identity / Elana Dykewomon -- Speaking of privilege / Diana Courvant -- The Latin American and Caribbean feminist/lesbian encuentros : crossing the bridge of our diverse identities / Migdalia Reyes -- 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) / Ednie Kaeh Garrison -- Tenuous alliance / Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev -- Chamizal / Alicia Gaspar De Alba -- Linkages : a personal-political journey with feminist-of-color politics / Indigo Violet -- VII. "I am the pivot for transformation" ... enacting the vision : Girl and snake / Liliana Wilson Grez -- Thawing hearts, opening a path in the woods, founding a new lineage / Helene Shulman Lorenz -- Still crazy after all these tears / Luisah Teish -- "And revolution is possible" : re-membering the vision of This bridge / Randy P.L. Conner, David Hatfield Sparks -- Witch museum / Alicia Gaspar De Alba -- Forging El Mundo Zurdo : changing ourselves, changing the world / AnaLouise Keating -- In the presence of spirit(s) : a meditation on the politics of solidarity and transformation / Inés Hernández-Ávila -- continents / Anne Waters -- now let us shift ... the path of conocimiento ... inner work, public acts / Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Summary "Over twenty years after the ground-breaking anthology This Bridge Called My Back challenged 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, this bridge we call home examines 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 - and motivated by a desire for social justice, this bridge we call home invites 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"--Publisher's description
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
Analysis Asian American feminists Native American feminists Indigenous feminists Arab American feminists Queer feminists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-592) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Feminists -- Literary collections
Feminism -- Literary collections
Feminists -- United States -- Biography
Minority women -- Literary collections
Minority women -- United States -- Biography
Lesbians -- Literary collections
Lesbians' writings, American.
Lesbians -- United States -- Biography
Women -- United States -- Literary collections
American literature -- Women authors.
American literature -- Minority authors.
American literature -- 20th century.
Feminist literature -- 20th century
Radicalism -- Literary collections
Lesbian feminism -- Literary collections
African American feminists -- Literary collections
Hispanic American feminists -- Literary collections
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American literature
American literature -- Women authors
Lesbians' writings, American
Autobiografische Literatur
Minority women
Black feminism.
Lesbian feminism.
United States
Genre/Form Anthologies
works of art.
Literary collections
Œuvres d'art.
Form Electronic book
Author Anzaldúa, Gloria.
Keating, AnaLouise, 1961-
ISBN 113535152X