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Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism

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Politics. Cultural Writing. New to SPD. The award-winning feminist and lesbian press Firebrand Books closed its doors last year after sixteen years in the business. The authors of YOURS IN STRUGGLE -- Elly Bulkin, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and Barbara Smith -- have now made the 1988 Firebrand edition of their collaborative work available through SPD. They write, YOURS IN STRUGGL ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Firebrand Books
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alex
Dec 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
suprisingly not outdated given the fact that it was published in 1984. some really solid second wave feminist writing on racism and anti-semitism. it is concerning that the the one woman of color who is a contributor (barbara smith) has, by far, the shortest piece in the collection, and is sandwiched b/w the two white women... still worth the read. i think it actually presents some questions that many of us have stopped asking, particularly with respect to the links between racism and anti-semit ...more
Nadav David
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such powerful and enlightening reflections from these three rad women. It's quite telling how relatable, relevant and timely their arguments and perspectives are in this moment, 30+ years after it was published. They set such a great example of how to approach the work of fighting racism (and dismantling white supremacy) as people with completely different backgrounds while also combatting anti-Jewish oppression within our society and our movements (and doing so with context of how it functions ...more
Hannah
I've never read anything like this before. In my current era of radical politics or whatever, I basically never hear anything about anti-Semitism, and probably my skills at recognizing it are not as sharp as they are for other kinds of oppression. I haven't ever read a white woman, let alone a dyke, trace out her local lineage with racism the way Minnie Bruce Pratt does here. I also have encountered very little that is this in-depth about the perceived or set-up conflicts between different types ...more
l.
Three very different essays - I'd really recommend pratt's as activism 101 - and each of them worth reading.
Omni
elly bulkin sure has a lot to say (roughly half the book), but it was informative. I liked that she included a chapter on anti-semitism and anti-Arab racism.
Eva
Mar 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
still letting it sink it, has a lot to teach about an issue i've been thinking about recently. a work by 3 anti-racist feminists (one white christian, one african american, one jewish)
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Elly Bulkin, an activist since the 1970s, has worked in DARE (Dykes Against Racism Everywhere), Women Free Women in Prison, Women in Black (Boston), and other local political groups, and was a member of the National Feminist Task Force of New Jewish Agenda. She was a founding editor of two nationally distributed periodicals: Conditions, a lesbian-feminist literary magazine, and Bridges: A Journal ...more