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Title:
This bridge we call home : radical visions for transformation
Author:
Anzaldúa, Gloria.
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xiv, 608 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415936811

9780415936828
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Book

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Summary

More than twenty years after the ground-breaking anthology This Bridge Called My Backcalled 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 bridgewe call homewill challenge readers to rethink existing categories and invent new individual and collective identities.


Author Notes

Gloria E. Anzaldúa is a self-described tejana patlache (queer) nepantlera spiritual activist and has played a pivotal role in defining U.S. feminisms, Chicano/a issues, ethnic studies, and queer theory. Her book Borderlands/La frontera: The New Mestizawas selected as one of the 100 best books of the century by HungryMind Reviewand the Utne Reader.
AnaLouise Keating is a nepantlera, spiritual activist, and associate professor of Women's Studies at Texas Women's University. She is the author of Women Reading Women Writingand has published articles on critical "race" theory, queer theory, and Latina and African American women writers.


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Booklist Review

Modeled after This Bridge Called My Back (1981), this feminist anthology acknowledges the enormous contribution to feminist literature of the first Bridge and explores continuing challenges for feminist thought. Co-editor and contributor Keating notes that this book is not meant as a commemoration but intends "to examine the current status of multicultural feminist theorizing." The editors also acknowledge that this book is more academic and theoretical than the previous work. The anthology comprises poems, letters, stories, and essays from an array of writers of different races, nationalities, and sexual orientations, including men. The first section explores the impact of the earlier Bridge on feminist thinking and the personal lives of the writers. In later sections, contributors draw on personal experience to explore social ills such as racism, sexism, and homophobia, and the broadening of the feminist experience. Contributors include Evelyn Alsultany, Shefali Milczarek-Desai, and Max Wolf Valero. Readers interested in feminism and multiculturalism will appreciate the variety of contributors and viewpoints. --Vanessa Bush