Born to Belonging: Writings on Spirit and Justice

Born to Belonging: Writings on Spirit and Justice

by Mab Segrest
     
 


Veteran activist Mab Segrest takes readers along on her travels to view a world experiencing extraordinary change. As she moves from place to place, she speculates on the effects of globalization and urban development on individuals, examines the struggles for racial, economic, and sexual equality, and narrates her own history as a lesbian in the American South.… See more details below

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Veteran activist Mab Segrest takes readers along on her travels to view a world experiencing extraordinary change. As she moves from place to place, she speculates on the effects of globalization and urban development on individuals, examines the struggles for racial, economic, and sexual equality, and narrates her own history as a lesbian in the American South. From the principle that we all belong to the human community, Segrest uses her personal experience as a filter for larger political and cultural issues. Her writings bring together such groups as the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina, fledging gay rights activists in Zimbabwe, and resistance fighters in El Salvador. Segrest expertly plumbs her own personal experiences for organizing principles and maxims to combat racism, homophobia, sexism, and economic exploitation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813531014
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
08/07/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue : Topsail Beach, October 2000
1Diving into the Wreck
2Beijing : Mao, the Tao, and the Fourth World Conference on Women
3Atlanta: The 1996 Olympics, Co'Cola, and the Wealth of Nations
4Memphis: Received in Graceland
5Hawai'i Nei: Remembering the Invitation
6Requiem : For My Brother
7Of Soul And White Folks
8Johannesburg: Nkosi sikelel'i Afrika
9Harare : Toward a Third Liberation
Epilogue: Durham, North Carolina, November 2001
Notes
Index

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