Colonize This!

Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism

Author: Daisy Hernandez

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 574

This landmark anthology offers gripping portraits of American life as seen through the eyes of young women of color It has been decades since women of color first turned feminism upside down, exposing the feminist movement as exclusive, white, and unaware of the concerns and issues of women of color from around the globe. Since then, key social movements have risen, including Black Lives Matter, the transgender movement, and the activism of young undocumented students. Social media has also changed how feminism looks for young women of color, generating connections and access to audiences in all corners of the country. But we remain a country divided by race and gender. Now, a new generation of outspoken women of color offer a much-needed fresh dimension to the shape of feminism of the future. In Colonize This!, Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman have collected a diverse, lively group of emerging writers who speak to the strength of community and the influence of color, to borders and divisions, and to the critical issues that need to be addressed to finally reach an era of racial freedom. With prescient and intimate writing, Colonize This! will reach the hearts and minds of readers who care about the experience of being a woman of color, and about establishing a culture that fosters freedom and agency for women of all colors.


A Field Guide for Feminist Activism

Author: Jennifer Baumgardner

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 502

From the authors of Manifesta, an activism handbook that illustrates how to truly make the personal political. Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Whether you are concerned about the environment, human rights violations in Tibet, campus sexual assault policies, sweatshop labor, gay marriage, or the ongoing repercussions from 9-11, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards believe that we all have something to offer in the fight against injustice. Based on the authors' own experiences, and the stories of both the large number of activists they work with as well as the countless everyday people they have encountered over the years, Grassroots encourages people to move beyond the "generic three" (check writing, calling congresspeople, and volunteering) and make a difference with clear guidelines and models for activism. The authors draw heavily on individual stories as examples, inspiring readers to recognize the tools right in front of them--be it the office copier or the family living room--in order to make change. Activism is accessible to all, and Grassroots shows how anyone, no matter how much or little time they have to offer, can create a world that more clearly reflects their values.

Not My Mother's Sister

Generational Conflict and Third-wave Feminism

Author: Astrid Henry

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 404

Rebellious generations and the emergence of new feminisms.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature

Author: Nicolás Kanellos

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1456

View: 869

Contains over seven hundred entries on Latino authors, genres, events, movements, and publishers.

The women's movement today

an encyclopedia of third-wave feminism

Author: Leslie Heywood



Category: Social Science

Page: 423

View: 677

Introduces the third wave of feminism's key issues, members, visions, writings, and more - with essay entries on subjects from abortion to 'zines. The scope of the more than 200 encyclopedia entries is multidisciplinary and multicultural, inclusive of diverse gender orientations and sexualities, with a focus primarily on the movement in the US.

Telling to live

Latina feminist testimonios

Author: Luz del Alba Acevedo

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 335

An anthology of testimonials from Latina/Chicana feminists - some of whom are well known - which give insight into their personal life experiences and break barriers and assumptions.

Cultural Studies and Education

Perspectives on Theory, Methodology, and Practice

Author: Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernandez

Publisher: Harvard Educational Review Reprint Series


Category: Education

Page: 285

View: 598

In Due Season

Essays on Novels of Development by Caribbean Women Writers

Author: Lucy Wilson

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 76

View: 569

"In this book, Lucy Wilson addresses the need for both authors and their female protagonists to immerse themselves in their communities and nations and to join the dialogue that has traditionally been reserved for men. However, the need for women to join the discourse crosses all geographical boundaries. Wilson takes the lessons she has learned from strong West Indian female characters, and the creative minds that bring them to life, and in turn encourages all women to find strength in themselves." "In Due Season is a collection of essays that have appeared In journals and anthologies between 1986 and 2006. The essays in Part One discuss the need for a new model of female development as the traditional bildungsroman is incompatible with the world experienced by contemporary female characters from developing nations. Part Two analyzes the major works of Jean Rhys, including Wide Sargasso Sea and Voyage in the Dark."--BOOK JACKET.