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By Cherríe L. Moraga

ISBN-10: 0822349620

ISBN-13: 9780822349624

ISBN-10: 0822349779

ISBN-13: 9780822349778

A Xicana Codex of adjusting awareness features essays and poems by means of Cherríe L. Moraga, some of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship. Combining relocating own tales with trenchant political and cultural critique, the author, activist, instructor, dramatist, mom, daughter, comadre, and lesbian lover appears again at the first ten years of the twenty-first century. She considers decade-defining public occasions resembling 11th of September and the crusade and election of Barack Obama, and he or she explores socioeconomic, cultural, and political phenomena toward domestic, sharing her fears approximately elevating her son amid expanding city violence and the numerous kinds of dehumanization confronted via younger males of colour. Moraga describes her deepening grief as she loses her mom to Alzheimer’s; can pay poignant tribute to associates who gave up the ghost, together with the sculptor Marsha Gómez and the poets Alfred Arteaga, Pat Parker, and Audre Lorde; and provides a heartfelt essay approximately her own and political dating with Gloria Anzaldúa.

Thirty years after the e-book of Anzaldúa and Moraga’s assortment This Bridge known as My Back, a landmark of women-of-color feminism, Moraga’s literary and political praxis is still influenced by means of and intertwined with indigenous spirituality and her identification as Chicana lesbian. but elements of her considering have replaced through the years. A Xicana Codex of adjusting Consciousness finds key alterations in Moraga’s suggestion; the breadth, rigor, and philosophical intensity of her paintings; her perspectives on modern debates approximately citizenship, immigration, and homosexual marriage; and her deepening involvement in transnational feminist and indigenous activism. it's a significant assertion from considered one of our most vital public intellectuals.

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