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This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation

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Over 20 years the anthology This Bridge Called My Back challenged feminists to envision new forms of communities and practices. Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating have brought together an ambitions collection of over 80 original contributions offering a bold new vision of women-of-colour consciousness for the 21st century.
Paperback, 608 pages
Published September 20th 2002 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2002)
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Tanuja
Nov 09, 2008 Tanuja rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I will always be "currently reading" this book - in fact, I am once again currently reading it! There is always something to learn from it - as a feminist woman of color, I highly appreciate this book for widening the scope of the discussion to include South Asian/Indian women and seeking to create ways to sustainably transform this disempowering culture. Gloria Anzaldua gave us the amazing gift of her insight and dedication - I have a lot of hope for the future of things while I read this...
Steve
read bridge called my back first. then read this!
Meen
Jan 03, 2010 Meen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE! If everyone read this book, it could save the world! :)
Recommended to Meen by: Amazon, actually, b/c I bought the 1st Bridge there!
This will always be on my currently-reading shelf. It is like a bible for me, and I read from it most nights to continually nurture my commitment to working towards the creation of radically inclusive human community. And like some other reviewers, I recommend reading This Bride Called My Back first, so you can fully appreciate the metaphor of life on/as the bridge...
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I love this book. It may intimidate you at first because it has so many pages, but it's a great read. You will have endless conversations with friends about it and everyone can relate to the topics.
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Gloria E. Anzaldúa was a scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She loosely based her best-known book, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, on her life growing up on the Mexican-Texas border and incorporated her lifelong feelings of social and cultural marginalization into her work.

When she was eleven, her family relocated to Hargill, Texas. Despite feeling dis
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