PDF This Bridge Called My Back Fourth Edition Writings by Radical Wo…Bronze Medalist, Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Anthologies Category Originally released in , 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 Cherr e Moraga writes, "the complex confluence of identities--race, class, gender, and sexuality--systemic to women of color oppression and liberation. The new edition also includes visual artists whose work was produced during the same period as Bridge , including Betye Saar, Ana Mendieta, and Yolanda L pez, 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. Buy at Local Store. Enter your zip code below to purchase from an indie close to you.
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Summary & Study Guide
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That category included virtually every skin color except white, and dramatically changed the experiences for those American women. Several of them were also identified as lesbians meaning their oppression was two-pronged, frequently coming from inside their culture just as sharply as it came from outside it.
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The third edition, published by Third Woman Press, was in print until For seven years, new reprints were virtually unavailable. Fall was the first school semester where the book was back in press again, and so it took a prominent, foundational role in my courses for both content and philosophical disposition. In those classes where I actually assigned the text, I was curious to see how students would respond to this canonical book that had never been assigned in my own college coursework, though a large part of that work centered on WGS. The conceptual frameworks of even the WGS courses that mark my own education have seldom included black bodies, notwithstanding the obligatory curricular add-ons where theory and critical discourse often seemed to disappear since neither the syllabus, classroom of students, or professors' backgrounds offered any deep engagement with or rigorous knowledge of the materials. Those names have only been part of what educational scholars might call my "out-of-school literacies" Bruna; Hull and Schultz; Kynard, "Candy Girls"; Moench. From the vantage point of race-radical black feminist teaching that honors legacies like This Bridge , two goals for my teaching seemed obvious: 1 the need to vigilantly recognize and critique the modes of racial violence that structure learning today; and 2 the need to pedagogically intervene in the neoliberalist logics that govern the way language and writing are treated as white discursive processes.