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Unmaking race, remaking soul : transformative aesthetics and the practice of freedom

Author: Christa Davis Acampora; Trystan T Cotten
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores innovative approaches to analyzing cultural productions through which women of color have challenged and undermined social and political forces that work to oppress them. Emphasizing art-making practices that emerge out of and reflect the concrete lived experience. leading contributors to the field of contemporary psychoanalytic literary anlaysis, Latin American studies, feminist theory, Native  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christa Davis Acampora; Trystan T Cotten
ISBN: 9780791471616 0791471616 9780791471623 0791471624
OCLC Number: 72699085
Description: xv, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On making and remaking : an introduction (with obvious affection for Gloria Anzaldúa) / Christa Davis Acampora --
Resisting imagination --
Writing the Xicanista : Ana Castillo and the articulation of Chicana feminist aesthetics / Ritch Calvin --
Everyday revolutions, shifting power, and feminine genius in Julia Alvarez's fiction / Kelly Oliver --
Authorizing desire : erotic poetics and the aesthesis of freedom in Morrison and Shange / Christa Davis Acampora --
Body agonistes --
MeShell Ndegéocello : musical articulations of black feminism / Martha Mockus --
Portraits of the past, imagined now : reading the work of Carrie Mae Weems and Lorna Simpson / Kimberly Lamm --
The coloniality of embodiment : Coco Fusco's postcolonial genealogies and semiotic agonistics / Eduardo Mendieta --
Changing the subject --
Pueblo sculptor Roxanne Swentzell : forming a wise, generous, and beautiful 'I am' / Ruth Porritt --
The syncretism of Native American, Latin American, and African American women's art : visual expressions of feminism, the environment, spirituality, and identity / Phoebe Farris --
Dalit women's literature : a sense of the struggle / Nandita Gupta --
Home is where the art is : shaping space and place --
The role of 'place' in New Zealand Maori songs of lament / Ailsa I. Smith --
Home : a cultural production / Joy A. James --
Theater near us : librarians, culture, and space in the Harlem Renaissance / Katherine Wilson --
Into the sacred circle, out of the melting pot : re/locations and homecomings in native women's theater/ Jaye T. Darby.
Responsibility: edited by Christa Davis Acampora and Angela L. Cotton.
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This book explores innovative approaches to analyzing cultural productions through which women of color have challenged and undermined social and political forces that work to oppress them. Emphasizing art-making practices that emerge out of and reflect the concrete lived experience. leading contributors to the field of contemporary psychoanalytic literary anlaysis, Latin American studies, feminist theory, Native Women's studies, Africana studies, philosophy, and art history examine the relationship between the aesthetic and the political. --book cover.

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