Can the specific concerns of Indigenous women be addressed by mainstream feminism? Indigenous Women and Feminism proposes that a dynamic new line of inquiry - Indigenous feminism - is necessary to truly engage with the crucial issues of cultural identity, nationalism, and decolonization particular to Indigenous contexts.
Through the lenses of politics, activism, and culture, this wide-ranging collection crosses disciplinary, national, academic, and activist boundaries to explore deeply the unique political and social positions of Indigenous women. A vital and sophisticated discussion, these timely essays will change the way we think about modern feminism and Indigenous women.
A pioneering text...Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture is a comprehensive, inclusive, heterogeneous, and valuable collection for anyone studying Indigenous issues or histories, feminisms, cultural studies and criticism, decolonization, or literary studies. -- Patricia Miranda Barkaskas, The Goose, Issue 10, 2012
Indigenous Feminism: Theorizing the Issues / Shari M. Huhndorf and Cheryl Suzack Part 1: Politics 1 From the Tundra to the Boardroom to Everywhere in Between: Politics and the Changing Roles of Inuit Women in the Arctic / Minnie Grey 2 Native Women and Leadership: An Ethics of Culture and Relationship / Rebecca Tsosie 3 "But we are your mothers, you are our sons": Gender, Sovereignty, and the Nation in Early Cherokee Women's Writing / Laura E. Donaldson 4 Indigenous Feminism: The Project / Patricia Penn Hilden and Leece M. Lee Part 2: Activism 5 Affirmations of an Indigenous Feminist / Kim Anderson 6 Indigenous Women and Feminism on the Cusp of Contact / Jean Barman 7 Reaching Toward a Red-Black Coalition Feminism: Anna Julia Cooper's "Woman versus the Indian" / Teresa Zackodnik 8 Emotion Before the Law / Cheryl Suzack 9 Beyond Feminism: Indigenous Ainu Women and Narratives of Empowerment in Japan / ann-elise lewallen Part 3: Culture 10 Indigenous Feminism, Performance, and the Politics of Memory in the Plays of Monique Mojica / Shari M. Huhndorf 11 "Memory Alive": An Inquiry into the Uses of Memory by Marilyn Dumont, Jeannette Armstrong, Louise Halfe, and Joy Harjo / Jeanne Perreault 12 To Spirit Walk the Letter and the Law: Gender, Race, and Representational Violence in Rudy Wiebe and Yvonne Johnson's Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman / Julia Emberley 13 Painting the Archive: The Art of Jane Ash Poitras / Pamela McCallum 14 "Our Lives Will Be Different Now": The Indigenous Feminist Performances of Spiderwoman Theater / Katherine Young Evans 15 Bordering on Feminism: Space, Solidarity, and Transnationalism in Rebecca Belmore's Vigil / Elizabeth Kalbfleisch 16 Location, Dislocation, Relocation: Shooting Back with Cameras / Patricia Demers Index
Series: Women and Indigenous Studies
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 15th October 2010
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.62