Unassimilable Feminisms: Reappraising Feminist, Womanist, and Mestiza Identity Politics - Breaking Feminist Waves (Paperback)
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Unassimilable Feminisms: Reappraising Feminist, Womanist, and Mestiza Identity Politics - Breaking Feminist Waves (Paperback)

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Paperback 242 Pages / Published: 18/08/2010
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In an important new book, Laura Gillman argues that in this post-identity politics era, identities can still yield reliable knowledge. Focusing on womanist and mestiza theoretical writings, literary texts, and popular cultural representations, Gillman advances a comparative theoretical model of identity and consciousness that foregrounds a naturalist-realist account. She demonstrates that reason and knowledge originate from diverse human practices enacted in the social and natural world and can be explained and justified entirely in terms of them.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349384655
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2010


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"Gillman enacts a critical recuperation of women of color feminisms . . . she approaches the feminist debates that she outlines fearlessly and with great vigor." - Maria Cotera, Associate Professor, Women's Studies Program & Program in American Culture (Latina/o Studies), University of Michigan and author of Native Speakers: Ella Cara Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita Gonzalez Mireles and the Poetics of Culture

"Gillman's Unassimilable Feminisms reminds us of the ongoing need to redefine identity politics in potentially transformative ways. I can't wait to use this important book in my teaching!" - AnaLouise Keating, Professor of Women's Studies, Texas Woman's University, author of Teaching Transformation, and editor of The Gloria Anzaldua Reader

"Gillman's postpositivist realism, a construct she creates using marginalized voices and experiences which then becomes a lens in her reading of them, is an important contribution to the emergence of subjugated knowledge that has been traditionally ignored. Her understanding of 'objective' as emerging from experience upon which marginalized African American and Latina women have reflected, contributes to make our voices relevant beyond our mujerista/mestiza and womanist communities. This is but one of the many contributions this book makes to epistemology and ethical understandings of moral agency and self-definition. I highly recommend this book to those who recognize the importance of subjugated knowledge for all epistemology and liberative praxis." - Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Emeritus Professor of Ethics and Theology, Drew University

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