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Unassimilable Feminisms
Reappraising Feminist, Womanist, and Mestiza Identity Politics
 
 
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18 Aug 2010
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Focusing on womanist and mestiza feminist thought, literary writings, and cultural representations, Unassimilable Feminisms offers a comparative theoretical model of identity formation.


Description

Focusing on womanist and mestiza feminist thought, literary writings, and cultural representations, Unassimilable Feminisms offers a comparative theoretical model of identity formation.


Reviews

"Gillman enacts a critical recuperation of women of color feminisms . . . she approaches the feminist debates that she outlines fearlessly and with great vigor." - Maria Cotera, Associate Professor, Women's Studies Program & Program in American Culture (Latina/o Studies), University of Michigan and author of Native Speakers: Ella Cara Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita González Mireles and the Poetics of Culture

"Gillman’s Unassimilable Feminisms reminds us of the ongoing need to redefine identity politics in potentially transformative ways.I can’t wait to use this important book in my teaching!" - AnaLouise Keating, Professor of Women’s Studies, Texas Woman’s University, author of Teaching Transformation, and editor of The Gloria Anzaldúa Reader

"Gillman's postpositivist realism, a construct she creates using marginalized voices and experiences which then becomes a lens in her reading of them, is an important contribution to the emergence of subjugated knowledge that has been traditionally ignored. Her understanding of ‘objective’ as emerging from experience upon which marginalized African American and Latina women have reflected, contributes to make our voices relevant beyond our mujerista/mestiza and womanist communities. This is but one of the many contributions this book makes to epistemology and ethical understandings of moral agency and self-definition. I highly recommend this book to those who recognize the importance of subjugated knowledge for all epistemology and liberative praxis." - Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Emeritus Professor of Ethics and Theology, Drew University


Contents

Introduction: Re-conceptualizing Identity Politics in a Post Identity Politics Age Reimagining Identity Politics in the New Millennium: A Postpositivist Realist Approach Womanisms at the Interstices of Disciplines, Movements, Periodizations, and Nations Story-telling as Embodied Knowledge: Womanist Praxis in Alice Walker's The Color Purple Latina/o Mestizaje/Mulatez: Vexed Histories, Ambivalent Symbolisms, and Radical Revisions Constructing Identity(ies) through lo Cotidiano/Every Day Practice: A Postpositivist Realist Approach to Popular Spatial Traditions in Amalia Mesa-Bains' Domesticana Aesthetic, Ada María Isasi-Díaz's Mujerista Theology, and Ana Castillo's So Far from God


Authors

LAURA GILLMAN is Associate Professor of Spanish and Women and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech, USA.