METHODOLOGY OF THE OPPRESSED

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Methodology Of The Oppressed

Author : Chela Sandoval
ISBN : 9781452904061
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In a work with far-reaching implications, Chela Sandoval does no less than revise the genealogy of theory over the past thirty years, inserting what she terms "U.S. Third World feminism" into the narrative in a way that thoroughly alters our perspective on contemporary culture and subjectivity. What Sandoval has identified is a language, a rhetoric of resistance to postmodern cultural conditions. U.S liberation movements of the post-World War II era generated specific modes of oppositional consciousness. Out of these emerged a new activity of consciousness and language Sandoval calls the "methodology of the oppressed". This methodology -- born of the strains of the cultural and identity struggles that currently mark global exchange -- holds out the possibility of a new historical moment, a new citizen-subject, and a new form of alliance consciousness and politics. Utilizing semiotics and U.S. Third World feminist criticism, Sandoval demonstrates how this methodology mobilizes love as a category of critical analysis. Rendering this approach in all its specifics, Methodology of the Oppressed gives rise to an alternative mode of criticism opening new perspectives on a theoretical, literary, aesthetic, social movement, or psychic expression.
Category: Literary Criticism

Postmodern Cross Culturalism And Politicization In U S Latina Literature

Author : Fatima Mujčinović
ISBN : 0820469297
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Employing a comparative and cross-ethnic approach, this book provides a sophisticated literary and cultural analysis of texts by Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and Dominican American women writers. As she engages contemporary feminist, political, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theory, Fatima Mujčinović investigates how selected U.S. Latina narratives have proposed a rethinking of minority subject positioning under the postmodern conditions of cultural hybridization, gender objectification, political oppression, and geographic displacement. In its emphasis on gendered, diasporic, exilic, and geopolitical identities, this book specifically examines works by Ana Castillo, Cristina Garcia, Graciela Limon, Demetria Martinez, Rosario Morales, Aurora Levins Morales, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Helena Maria Viramontes, and Julia Alvarez."
Category: Foreign Language Study

Torch Singing

Author : Stacy Linn Holman Jones
ISBN : 0759106592
Genre : Music
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With an ethnographer's eye, Stacy Holman Jones provides a cultural critique of torch singing describing the genre as a rich drama of passiveness, deception, desire, and resistance."
Category: Music

Postnationalism In Chicana O Literature And Culture

Author : Ellie D. Hernández
ISBN : 9780292779471
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In recent decades, Chicana/o literary and cultural productions have dramatically shifted from a nationalist movement that emphasized unity to one that openly celebrates diverse experiences. Charting this transformation, Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture looks to the late 1970s, during a resurgence of global culture, as a crucial turning point whose reverberations in twenty-first-century late capitalism have been profound. Arguing for a postnationalism that documents the radical politics and aesthetic processes of the past while embracing contemporary cultural and sociopolitical expressions among Chicana/o peoples, Hernández links the multiple forces at play in these interactions. Reconfiguring text-based analysis, she looks at the comparative development of movements within women's rights and LGBTQI activist circles. Incorporating economic influences, this unique trajectory leads to a new conception of border studies as well, rethinking the effects of a restructured masculinity as a symbol of national cultural transformation. Ultimately positing that globalization has enhanced the emergence of new Chicana/o identities, Hernández cultivates important new understandings of borderlands identities and postnationalism itself.
Category: Literary Criticism

Deeper Shades Of Purple

Author : Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas
ISBN : 9780814727539
Genre : Religion
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The second wave of feminism was one of the most significant political and cultural developments of the 1960s and 1970s. Yet the role radical feminism played within the women's movement remains hotly contested. For some, radical feminism has made a lasting contribution to our understanding of male privilege, and the ways the power imbalance between men and women affects the everyday fabric of women's lives. For others, radical feminism represents a reflexive hostility toward men, sex, and heterosexuality, and thus is best ignored or forgotten. Rather than have the movement be interpreted by others, Radical Feminism permits the original work of radical feminists to speak for itself. Comprised of pivotal documents written by U.S. radical feminists in the 1960s and 1970s, Radical Feminism combines both unpublished and previously published manifestos, position papers, minutes of meetings, and newsletters essential to an understanding of radical feminism. Consisting of documents unavailable to the general public, and others in danger of being lost altogether, this panoramic collection is organized around the key issues of sex and sexuality, race, children, lesbianism, separatism, and class. Barbara A. Crow rescues the groundbreaking original work of such groups as The Furies, Redstockings, Cell 16, and the Women's Liberation Movement. Contributors include Kate Millet, Susan Brownmiller, Shulamith Firestone, Rosalyn Baxandall, Toni Morrison, Ellen Willis, Anne Koett, and Vivan Gornick. Gathered for the first time in one volume, these primary sources of radical feminism fill a major gap in the literature on feminism and feminist thought. Radical Feminism is an indispensable resource for future generations of feminists, scholars, and activists. "This valuable anthology may well change the way many of us view radical feminism." --Resources for Feminist Research, Winter/Spring 2001, Vol. 28, No. 3/4
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The Cybercultures Reader

Author : David Bell
ISBN : 0415183790
Genre : Computers
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This text brings together articles covering the whole spectrum of cyberspace and related new technologies to explore the ways in which new technologies are reshaping cultural forms and practices at the turn of the century. The reader is divided into thematic sections focusing on key issues such as subcultures in cyberspace, posthumanism and cyberbodies, and pop-cultural depictions of human-machine interaction. Each section features: an introduction locating the essays in their theoretical and technological context; editor's introduction and accompanying user's guide; and an extensive bibliography. Issues include: theoretical approaches to cyberculture; representations in fiction and on film; the development of distinct cyber-subcultures; and feminist and queer approaches within cyberculture.
Category: Computers

Change Research

Author : Corey Shdaimah
ISBN : 9780231525367
Genre : Social Science
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Collaborating with community members adds a critical dimension to social work research, providing practitioners with intimate knowledge of a community's goals and needs. Yet such partnerships needn't be one-sided. Answering the concerns of critics who doubt the benefits of community surveillance, intentional change research offers a reciprocal model of involvement, in which community advocates gain vital skills for dramatic social change. Sharing the inspiring story of one such partnernship, Corey Shdaimah, Roland Stahl, and Sanford Schram recount their work with community members to launch an affordable housing campaign in Philadelphia, helping activists research problems associated with low-income ownership and home repair in their city. Their collaboration helped create the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which funnels millions of dollars to people in need. This volume describes the origins of the partnership and how it unfolded, including developing tensions and their diffusion in ways that contributed to further research. Rather than abstractly relate principles and procedures, the authors personalize methods of research and the possibilities of advocacy, ultimately connecting their encounters to more general, critical themes. Building on the field's commitment to social justice, they demonstrate the potential of this new approach to facilitate widespread, long-term difference and improve a community’s outcomes.
Category: Social Science

Gender Epistemologies And Eurasian Borderlands

Author : M. Tlostanova
ISBN : 9780230113923
Genre : Social Science
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Tlostanova examines Central Asia and the Caucasus to trace the genealogy of feminism in those regions following the dissolution of the USSR. The forms it takes resist interpretation through the lenses of Western feminist theory and woman of color feminism, hence Eurasian borderland feminism must chart a third path.
Category: Social Science

Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

Author : Paulo Freire
ISBN : 9781501305320
Genre : Education
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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm. With a substantive new introduction on Freire's life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.
Category: Education