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A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness [electronic resource] : Writings, 2000-2010

By: Moraga, Cherríe L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (275 p.).ISBN: 9780822393962.Subject(s): American literature -- Mexican American authors | Hispanic American feminists | Mexican American authors | Mexican American women authorsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness : Writings, 2000–2010DDC classification: 810.8/086872 LOC classification: PS153PS153.M4Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Contents; Drawings by Celia Herrera Rodríguez; Prólogo: A Living Codex; Agradecimientos; A Xicana Lexicon; One - Existo Yo; A XicanaDyke Codex of Changing Consciousness / 2000; From Inside the First World / 2001 - On 9/11 and Women-of-Color Feminism; An Irrevocable Promise / 2002 - Staging the Story Xicana; Two - The Warring Inside; What Is Left of Us; MeXicana Blues; Weapons of the Weak / 2003 - On Fear and Political Resistance; California Dreaming; Cuento Xicano; Indígena as Scribe / 2005 - The (W)rite to Remember; The Altar of My Undoing; Three - Salt of the Earth; Aguas Sagradas
And It Is All These Things That Are Our GriefPoetry of Heroism / 2007 - A Tribute to Audre Lorde and Pat Parker; The Salt That Cures / 2009 - Remembering Gloria Anzaldúa; Four - The Price of Beans; South Central Farmers; The Other Face of (Im)migration / 2008 - In Conversation With West Asian Feminists; Floricanto; Modern- Day Malinches / 2008; What's Race Gotta Do With It? / 2008 - On the Election of Barack Obama; This Benighted Nation We Name Home / 2009 - On the Fortieth Anniversary of Ethnic Studies; Still Loving in the (Still) War Years / 2009 - On Keeping Queer Queer
Epílogo / March 21, 2010 - Xicana Mind, Beginner MindAppendix: Sola, Pero Bien Acompañada / 2006 - The Art of Celia Herrera Rodríguez; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Collection of essays and poems that address the challenges of being a Chicana, a lesbian, and a feminist in the changing world of the twenty-first century.
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Contents; Drawings by Celia Herrera Rodríguez; Prólogo: A Living Codex; Agradecimientos; A Xicana Lexicon; One - Existo Yo; A XicanaDyke Codex of Changing Consciousness / 2000; From Inside the First World / 2001 - On 9/11 and Women-of-Color Feminism; An Irrevocable Promise / 2002 - Staging the Story Xicana; Two - The Warring Inside; What Is Left of Us; MeXicana Blues; Weapons of the Weak / 2003 - On Fear and Political Resistance; California Dreaming; Cuento Xicano; Indígena as Scribe / 2005 - The (W)rite to Remember; The Altar of My Undoing; Three - Salt of the Earth; Aguas Sagradas

And It Is All These Things That Are Our GriefPoetry of Heroism / 2007 - A Tribute to Audre Lorde and Pat Parker; The Salt That Cures / 2009 - Remembering Gloria Anzaldúa; Four - The Price of Beans; South Central Farmers; The Other Face of (Im)migration / 2008 - In Conversation With West Asian Feminists; Floricanto; Modern- Day Malinches / 2008; What's Race Gotta Do With It? / 2008 - On the Election of Barack Obama; This Benighted Nation We Name Home / 2009 - On the Fortieth Anniversary of Ethnic Studies; Still Loving in the (Still) War Years / 2009 - On Keeping Queer Queer

Epílogo / March 21, 2010 - Xicana Mind, Beginner MindAppendix: Sola, Pero Bien Acompañada / 2006 - The Art of Celia Herrera Rodríguez; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Collection of essays and poems that address the challenges of being a Chicana, a lesbian, and a feminist in the changing world of the twenty-first century.

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CHOICE Review

This disparate collection, which comprises essays written over the space of ten years, was inspired in part by such major political happenings as 9/11, Barack Obama's successful bid for the presidency, and increasingly problematic immigration legislation. The thread of Xicana consciousness, leading back to early work with seminal author Gloria Anzaldua, loosely connects the pieces. Evidencing Moraga's signature mix of personal memoir, lyric and prose poetry, and journalistic narrative, the book covers ground that will be familiar to Moraga's established readership, and a section remembering great women of color whose deaths are collectively mourned stands as a uniquely heart-rending tribute. That said, the author's accusatory, incendiary rants about racism, sexism, capitalism, and homophobia make a sympathetic reading difficult even for a radical leftist-feminist-lesbian such as this reviewer, and this despite the basic accuracy of many of her complaints. Still, Moraga's perspective as a mother who sees a threatening and potentially unsurvivable future for her children serves as a mitigating factor, and indeed it is perhaps her eloquent fury that made her such an iconic figure in Chicana/o literature and feminist/lesbian studies in the first place. Summing Up: Recommended. With reservations. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. S. E. Cooper California State University--Chico

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<p>Cherríe L. Moraga is an award-winning playwright, poet, essayist, and activist. She is the author of Loving in the War Years and co-editor, with Gloria Anzaldúa, of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color . Moraga is a founding member of La RED Xicana Indígena, a network of Xicana activists committed to indigenous political education, spiritual practice, and grassroots organizing. She is an Artist-in-Residence in the Drama Department at Stanford University, where she also teaches in the Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.</p>

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