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A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000-2010

De (autor) Ilustrat de Celia Herrera Rodriguez
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A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness features essays and poems by Cherríe Moraga, one of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, and queer activism and scholarship. Combining moving personal stories with trenchant political and cultural critique, the writer, activist, teacher, dramatist, mother, daughter, friend, and lesbian lover looks back on the first ten years of the twenty-first century. She considers decade-defining public events such as 9/11 and the campaign and election of Barack Obama, and she explores socioeconomic, cultural, and political phenomena closer to home, sharing her fears about raising her son amid increasing urban violence and the many forms of dehumanization faced by young men of colour. Moraga describes her deepening grief as she lost her mother to Alzheimer’s; pays poignant tribute to friends who passed away, including the sculptor Marsha Gómez and the poets Alfred Arteaga, Pat Parker, and Audre Lorde; and offers a heartfelt essay about her personal and political relationship with Gloria Anzaldúa. Thirty years after the publication of Anzaldúa and Moraga’s collection This Bridge Called My Back, a landmark of women-of-colour feminism, Moraga’s literary and political praxis remains motivated by and intertwined with indigenous spirituality and her identity as Chicana lesbian. Yet aspects of her thinking have changed over time. A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness reveals key transformations in Moraga’s thought; the breadth, rigor, and philosophical depth of her work; her views on contemporary debates about citizenship, immigration, and gay marriage; and her deepening involvement in transnational feminist and indigenous activism. It is a major statement from one of our most important public intellectuals.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780822349778
ISBN-10: 0822349779
Pagini: 250
Ilustrații: 9 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 155 x 231 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.48 kg
Editura: Duke University Press

Cuprins

Contents; The Color of a Nation; Prólogo: A Living Codex; Agradecimentos; A Xicana LexiconI: Existo yoA XicanaDyke Codex of Changing ConsciousnessFrom Inside the First World--On 9/11 and Women of Color FeminismAn Irrevocable Promise--Staging the Story XicanaII: The Warring InsideWhat Is Left; MeXicana Blues; “Weapons of the Weak--On Fear and Political Resistance; California Dreaming; Cuento Chicano; Indígena as Scribe--The (W)rite to Remember; The Altar of My UndoingIII: Salt of the EarthSalt of the Earth; And It Is All These Things that Are Our Grief--Eulogy for Marsha Gómez; Poetry of Heroism--A Tribute to Audre Lorde and Pat Parker; The ‘Impossible’ Gloria Anzaldúa; Woodburn, OregonIV: The Price of BeansSouth Central Farmers; This Hidden América--The Other Face of (Im)migration; Floricanto; Modern-Day Malinches; What’s Race Gotta to Do With It?; Si fuera posible--Upon the Fortieth Anniversary of Ethnic Studies; Still Loving in the (Still) War Years--On Keeping Queer Queer; Epílogo--Xicana Mind, Beginner MindAppendix: “Sola, Pero Bien Acompañada:” The Art of Celia Herrera Rodríguez; Biography of Artist; Bibliography; Notes; Index

Recenzii

"A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness builds upon the issues and innovations she explored in her earlier works.... The book isa must for everyone, especially those interested in the intersections informing transnational women of color feminist practice." Alvina E. Quintana, Women's Review of Books, July 2012

“Cherríe Moraga’s A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness is a Hope fulfilled. After the passing of Gloria Anzaldúa, Chicana/o studies suffered something like an eclipse of the moon but here comes radical, creative light into our lives and scholarship once more. Moraga’s intellectual and emotional courage about sexuality, race, QUEERNESS, and feminist energy shows us that Barack Obama and all Americans also live in the time of Latinos and Xicanas. Underlying these essays is the creative question ‘how can this new demography of many colors and genders be cultivated into a new democracy?’” David Carrasco, author of Religions of Mesoamerica: Cosmovision and Ceremonial Centers

“‘I am no prophet, only a witness . . . To the writing already on the wall . . . That divides my own native homeland,’ says Cherríe L. Moraga in the opening of her contemporary codex. Moraga speaks directly, as a powerful voice of a pivotal generation, a generation that is aging and coming to terms with its urgent, collective story. This political memoir in essays is a testimony to the awakening of an indigenous consciousness that has been disappeared in the memory of colonized Americas. The collection is blessed by the drawings of Celia Herrera Rodríguez. They provide the ceremonial flow. They represent the voices of the plants, earth, and elements that give dreaming to the human mind. What a powerful offering in a time of reckoning.”--Joy Harjo, Mvskoke Nation, poet, musician, performer, playwright


"A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness builds upon the issues and innovations she explored in her earlier works... The book is a must for everyone, especially those interested in the intersections informing transnational women of color feminist practice." Alvina E. Quintana, Women's Review of Books, July 2012 "Cherrie Moraga's A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness is a Hope fulfilled. After the passing of Gloria Anzaldua, Chicana/o studies suffered something like an eclipse of the moon but here comes radical, creative light into our lives and scholarship once more. Moraga's intellectual and emotional courage about sexuality, race, QUEERNESS, and feminist energy shows us that Barack Obama and all Americans also live in the time of Latinos and Xicanas. Underlying these essays is the creative question 'how can this new demography of many colors and genders be cultivated into a new democracy?'" David Carrasco, author of Religions of Mesoamerica: Cosmovision and Ceremonial Centers "'I am no prophet, only a witness ... To the writing already on the wall ... That divides my own native homeland,' says Cherrie L. Moraga in the opening of her contemporary codex. Moraga speaks directly, as a powerful voice of a pivotal generation, a generation that is aging and coming to terms with its urgent, collective story. This political memoir in essays is a testimony to the awakening of an indigenous consciousness that has been disappeared in the memory of colonized Americas. The collection is blessed by the drawings of Celia Herrera Rodriguez. They provide the ceremonial flow. They represent the voices of the plants, earth, and elements that give dreaming to the human mind. What a powerful offering in a time of reckoning."--Joy Harjo, Mvskoke Nation, poet, musician, performer, playwright

Notă biografică

Cherrie L. Moraga is an award-winning playwright, poet, essayist, and activist. She is the author of "Loving in the War Years" and co-editor, with Gloria Anzaldua, of "This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color." Moraga is a founding member of La RED Xicana Indigena, a network of Xicana activists committed to indigenous political education, spiritual practice, and grassroots organizing. She is an Artist-in-Residence in the Drama Department at Stanford University, where she also teaches in the Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.