This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color
  • This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color
  • This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color
  • This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color
ISBN: 1438454384
EAN13: 9781438454382
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 1, 2015
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 0.84" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.27 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Bronze Medalist, 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Anthologies Category

Originally released in 1981, This Bridge Called My Back is a testimony to women of color feminism as it emerged in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Through personal essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art, the collection explores, as coeditor Cherr e Moraga writes, the complex confluence of identities--race, class, gender, and sexuality--systemic to women of color oppression and liberation.

Reissued here, nearly thirty-five years after its inception, the fourth edition contains an extensive new introduction by Moraga, along with a previously unpublished statement by Gloria Anzald a. The new edition also includes visual artists whose work was produced during the same period as Bridge, including Betye Saar, Ana Mendieta, and Yolanda L pez, as well as current contributor biographies. Bridge continues to reflect an evolving definition of feminism, one that can effectively adapt to, and help inform an understanding of the changing economic and social conditions of women of color in the United States and throughout the world.

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5
   A Must-Read For All Feminists And Just About Anyone TBH
The book is just amazing. The 1010 would recommend to all feminists, especially white feminists. This book is so important, and I am so glad that my best friend bought me a copy. For this I am really grateful to him. In my time of reading feminist works and simply pro-feminism, this book was often mentioned and quoted and I really wanted to read it and am so glad I finally got my hands. It was completely worth it.
 
5
   Great book on intersectionality and feminism
I would recommend this to anyone interested in learning about the roots of intersectionality and historical paradigm shifts in feminism. This book is a basic text and is required in many women and gender studies courses today.
 
5
   First step in feminist theory studies!
This should be the first book to read if you’re just into feminist theory studies! Very validating for those who know and very eye opening for those who don 't know! It is also really sad that most of the storiesscripts were written in the late 70s, but still feel very relatable until this very day! It goes to show how little we have achieved in fighting sexism and racism!
 
5
   Where was this book in my twenties?
I have never read a work that has spoken to me on a must intimate level - a book that secures my place at the 'table, my voice to be heard and my belief that I am worthy of love. I am not a woman of color, though I feel great solidarity in reading it. It is like the warm blanket that makes one feel that they are familial. After reading Assata, Bell Hooks, Chris Hedges..., this book takes all the theory, all calls to action, all frustration and folds the disenfranchised voices within its poetic pages.
 
5
   Eye opening
I bought this for a class and I am so glad that I did not rent it. Moraga md Anzualda have put together an incredible anthology of stories and poems, documenting the lives of women of color, especially queer women. The book really sheds a light on the intersectionality that, though I am trans, I could never experience first hand because I am white sand, as a cisgender makes.
 
5
   Satisfied Customer
We have an Access and Diversity group and a safe space at the school, where there are DVDs and books available for viewing and sharing.
 
5
   Important.
If you are a feminist and want to practice intersectionality, you have got to read this. When you finish, pick up this bridge we call home.
 
5
   A joy, pain, hope
The image I see in my mind's eye when I think about this book is the image of my own face, my eyes closed, tears welling up, smiling. The head tilted upwards towards the warm glow of the sun. It is in the late afternoon.
 
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