This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation / Edition 1

This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation / Edition 1

by Gloria Anzaldua
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415936810

ISBN-13: 9780415936811

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415936811
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Giving Thanks
Preface: (Un)natural bridges, (Un)safe spaces1
Charting Pathways, Marking Thresholds ... A Warning, An Introduction6
Foreword: AfterBridge: Technologies of Crossing21
I"Looking for my own bridge to get over" ... exploring the impact
1Open the Door27
2Chameleon28
3Del puente al arco iris: transformando de guerrera a mujer de la paz - From Bridge to Rainbow: Transforming from Warrior to Woman of Peace42
4Nacido en un Puente/Born on a Bridge50
5Engaging Contradictions, Creating Home ... Three Letters53
6Bridges/Backs/Books: A Love Letter to the Editors59
7Bridging Different Views: Australian and Asia-Pacific Engagements with This Bridge Called My Back62
8Thinking Again: This Bridge Called My Back and the Challenge to Whiteness69
9The Spirit of This Bridge77
10Remembering This Bridge, Remembering Ourselves: Yearning, Memory, and Desire81
11Seventh Fire104
II"Still struggling with the boxes people try to put me in" ... resisting the labels
12Interracial105
13Los Intersticios: Recasting Moving Selves106
14Gallina Ciega: Turning the Game on Itself110
15Que Onda Mother Goose: The Real Nursery Rhyme from El Barrio116
16The Hipness of Mediation: A Hyphenated German Existence117
17Living Fearlessly With and Within Differences: My Search for Identity Beyond Categories and Contradictions126
18A Letter to a Mother, from Her Son136
19Young Man Popkin: A Queer Dystopia137
20Transchildren, Changelings, and Fairies: Living the Dream and Surviving the Nightmare in Contemporary America145
21The Real Americana155
22Shades of a Bridge's Breath158
23Nomadic Existence: Exile, Gender, and Palestine (an E-mail Conversation between Sisters)165
24(Re)Writing Home: A Daughter's Letter to Her Mother176
25In the End (Al Fin) We are all Chicanas (Somos Todos Chicanas): pivotal positions for change181
III"Locking arms in the master's house" ... omissions, revisions, new issues
26Burning House191
27"What's Wrong with a Little Fantasy?" Storytelling from the (Still) Ivory Tower192
28Footnoting Heresy: E-mail Dialogues202
29Memory and the New-Born: The Maternal Imagination in Diaspora208
30The "White" Sheep of the Family: But Bleaching is like Starvation223
31Lesbianism, 2000232
32"Now That You're White Man": Changing Sex in a Postmodern World - Being, Becoming, and Borders239
33Poets, Lovers, and the Master's Tools: A Conversation with Audre Lorde254
34"All I Can Cook is Crack on a Spoon": A Sign for a New Generation of Feminists258
35Don't Touch: Recuerdos (Self-Destruction)267
36Premature267
37The Reckoning277
IV"A place at the table" ... surviving the battles, shaping our worlds
38Puente del Fuego285
39Vanish is a Toilet Bowl Cleaner286
40Yo'Done Bridge is Fallin' Down287
41Council Meeting293
42For My Sister: Smashing the Walls of Pretense and Shame295
43Resisting the Shore301
44Standing on This Bridge304
45Stolen Beauty313
46Looking for Warrior Woman (Beyond Pocahontas)314
47So Far from the Bridge325
48The Ricky Ricardo Syndrome: Looking for Leaders, Finding Celebrities330
49Survival339
50Imagining Differently: The Politics of Listening in a Feminist Classroom341
V"Shouldering more identity than we can bear" ... seeking allies in academe
51Nurturance357
52Aliens and Others in Search of the Tribe in Academe358
53The Fire in My Heart369
54Notes from a Welfare Queen in the Ivory Tower372
55Being the Bridge: A Solitary Black Woman's Position in the Women's Studies Classroom as a Feminist Student and Professor381
56This World is My Place390
57Missing Ellen and Finding the Inner Life: Reflections of a Latina Lesbian Feminist on the Politics of the Academic Closet391
58The Cry-Smile Mask: A Korean-American Woman's System of Resistance397
59Andrea's Third Shift: The Invisible Work of African-American Women in Higher Education403
60Recollecting This Bridge in an Anti-Affirmative Action Era: Literary Anthologies, Academic Memoir, and Institutional Autobiography415
61Healing Suenos for Academia433
VI"Yo soy to otro yo - I am your other I" ... forging common ground
62My tears are wings439
63The Colors Beneath Our Skin440
64Connection: The Bridge Finds its Voice449
65The Body Politic - Meditations on Identity450
66Speaking of Privilege458
67The Latin American and Caribbean Feminist/Lesbian Encuentros: Crossing the Bridge of Our Diverse Identities463
68Sitting 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)470
69Tenuous Alliance473
70Chamizal483
71Linkages: A Personal-Political Journey with Feminist-of-Color Politics486
VII"I am the pivot for transformation" ... enacting the vision
72Girl and Snake495
73Thawing Hearts, Opening a Path in the Woods, Founding a New Lineage496
74Still Crazy After All These Tears506
75"And Revolution is Possible": Re-Membering the Vision of This Bridge510
76Witch Museum517
77Forging El Mundo Zurdo: Changing Ourselves, Changing the World519
78In the Presence of Spirit(s): A Meditation on the Politics of Solidarity and Transformation530
79Continents539
80Now let us shift ... the path of conocimiento ... inner work, public acts540
Works Cited579
Contributors' Biographies593
Editors' Biographies602
Index603

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