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This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation

This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation

by Gloria Anzaldua, AnaLouise Keating, Analouise Keating

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ISBN-10: 0415936829

ISBN-13: 9780415936828

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


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.

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Table of Contents

Preface (Un)natural bridges, (Un)safe Spaces Gloria E. Anzaldua 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 1. Open the Door Nova Gutierrez (Painting) 2. Chameleon Iobel Andemicael 3. Del puente al arco iris: transformando de guerrera a mujer de la paz —From Bridge to Rainbow: Transforming from Warrior to Woman of Peace Renee M. Martinez 4. Nacido En Un Puente/Born on a Bridge Hector Carbajal 5. Engaging contradictions, creating home . . . Three Letters Alicia P. Rodriguez and Susana L. Vasquez 6. Bridges/Backs/Books: A Love Letter to the Editors Jesse Swan 7. Bridging Different Views: Australian and Asia-Pacific Engagements with This Bridge Called My Back Helen Johnson 8. Thinking Again: This Bridge Called My Back and the Challenge to Whiteness Rebecca Aanerud 9. The Spirit of This Bridge Donna Hightower Langston 10. Remembering This Bridge, Remembering Ourselves: Yearning, Memory, and Desire M. Jacqui Alexander 11. Seventh Fire Joanne DiNova ii. "still struggling with the boxes people put me in"...resisting the labels 12. Interracial Amy Sara Carroll 13. Los Intersticios: Recasting Moving Selves Evelyn Alsultany 14. Gallina Ciega: Turning the Game on Itself Leticia Hernandez-Linares 15. THE REAL Berta Avila 16. The Hipness of Mediation: A Hyphenated German Existence in 1999 Mita Banerjee 17. Living fearlessly With and Within Differences: My Search for Identity Beyond Categories and Contradictions Shefali Milczarek-Desai 18. A Letter to a Mother, from Her SonHector Carbajal 19. Young Man Popkin: A Queer Dystopia Marla Morris 20. Transchildren, Changelings, and Fairies: Living the Dream and Surviving the Nightmare in Contemporary America Jody Norton 21. The Real Americana Kimberly Roppolo 22. Shades of a Bridge's Breath Nathalie Handal 23. Nomadic Existence: Exile, Gender, and Palestine (An Email Conversation Between Sisters) Reem Abdelhadi and Rabab Abdulhadi 24. (Re)Writing Home: A Daughter's Letter to Her Mother Minh-Ha T. Pham 25. 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 26. Burning House Liliana Wilson Grez (Painting) 27. "What's Wrong With A Little Fantasy?" Storytelling from the (still) Ivory Tower Deborah A. Miranda 28. Footnoting Heresy: Email Dialogues Deborah A. Miranda and AnaLouise Keating 29. Memory and the New-Born: The Maternal Imagination in Diaspora Shirley Geok-lin Lim 30. The "White" Sheep of the Family: But Bleaching Is Like Starvation Nada Elia 31. Lesbianism, 2000 Cheryl Clarke 32. "Now That You're a White Man": Changing Sex in a Postmodern World—Being, Becoming, and Borders Max Wolf Valerio 33. Poets, Lovers, and the Master's Tools: A Conversation with Audre Lorde mary loving blanchard 34. "All I Can Cook Is Crack On a Spoon": A Sign for a New Generation of Feminists Simona J. Hill 35. Don't Berta Avila 36. Premature Donna Tsuyuko Tanigawa 37. The Reckoning Joy Harjo iv. "a place at the table"...surviving the battles, shaping our worlds 38. Puente de Fuego Nova Gutierrez (Painting) 39. Vanish Is A Toilet Bowel Cleaner Chrystos 40. Yo' Done Bridge is Fallin' Down Judith K. Witherow 41. Council Meeting Marisela Gomez 42. For My Sister: Smashing the Walls of Pretense and Shame Anonymous 43. Resisting the Shore Nadine Naber 44. Standing on This Bridge Chandra Ford 45. Stolen Beauty Genny Lim 46. Looking for Warrior Woman (Beyond Pocahontas) Joanne Barker 47. So Far From the Bridge Renae Bredin 48. The Ricky Ricardo Syndrome: Looking for Leaders, Finding Celebrities Rosa Maria Pegueros 49. Survival Jeanette Aguilar 50. Imagining Differently: The Politics of Listening in a Feminist Classroom Sarah J. Cervenak, Karina L. Cespedes, Caridad Souza, and Andrea Straub v. "shouldering more identity than we can bear"....seeking allies in academe 51. Nurturance (drawing) Kay Picart 52. Aliens and Others in Search of the Tribe in Academe tatiana de la tierra 53. The Fire in My Heart Sunu P. Chandy 54. Notes from a Welfare Queen in the Ivory Tower Laura A. Harris 55. Being the Bridge: A Solitary Black Woman's Position in the Women's Studies Classroom as a Feminist Student and Professor Kimberly Springer 56. This World Is My Place Bernadette Garcia 57. Missing Ellen and Finding the Inner Life: Reflections of a Latina Lesbian Feminist on the Politics of the Academic Closet Mirtha N. Quintanales 58. The Cry-Smile Mask: A Korean-American Woman's System of Resistance Jid Lee 59. 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 60. Recollecting This Bridge in an Anti-Affirmative Action Era: Literary Anthologies, Academic Memoir, and Institutional Autobiography Cynthia Franklin 61. Healing Suenos for Academia Irene Lara vi. "yo soy tu otro yo—i am your other i"...forging common ground 62. my tears are wings (Painting) Chrystos 63. The Colors Beneath Our Skin Carmen Morones 64. Connection: The Bridge Finds Its Voice Maria Proitsaki 65. The Body Politic-Meditations on Identity Elana Dykewomon 66. Speaking of Privilege Diana Courvant 67. The Latin American and Caribbean Feminist/Lesbian Encuentros: Crossing the Bridge of Our Diverse Identities Migdalia Reyes 68. Sitting in the Waiting Room of Adult & Family Services at SE 122nd in Portland, OR with My Sister & My Mother Two Hours Before I Return to School Ednie Kaeh Garrison 69. Tenuous Alliances Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev 70. Chamizal Alicia Gaspar de Alba 71. Linkages: A Personal-Political Journey with Feminist of Color Politics Indigo Violet vii. "i am the pivot for transformation"...enacting the vision 72. Girl & Snake (Painting) Liliana Wilson Grez 73. Thawing Hearts, Opening a Path in the Woods, Founding a New Lineage Helene Shulman Lorenz 74. Still Crazy After All These Tears Luisah Teish 75. "And Revolution Is Possible": Re-Membering the Vision of This Bridge Randy P. L. Conner and David Hatfield Sparks 76. Witch Museum Alicia Gaspar de Alba 77. Forging El Mundo Zurdo AnaLouise Keating 78. In the Presence of Spirit(s): A Meditation on the Politics of Solidarity and Transformation Ines Hernandez-Avila 79. continents anne waters 80. now let us shift....the path of conocimiento...inner work, public acts Gloria E. Anzaldua Works Cited Contributors' Bios Editors' Bios

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