I Am Your Sister

Author: Rudolph P. Byrd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199712182
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Audre Lorde was not only a famous poet; she was also one of the most important radical black feminists of the past century. Her writings and speeches grappled with an impressive broad list of topics, including sexuality, race, gender, class, disease, the arts, parenting, and resistance, and they have served as a transformative and important foundation for theorists and activists in considering questions of power and social justice. Lorde embraced difference, and at each turn she emphasized the importance of using it to build shared strength among marginalized communities. I Am Your Sister is a collection of Lorde's non-fiction prose, written between 1976 and 1990, and it introduces new perspectives on the depth and range of Lorde's intellectual interests and her commitments to progressive social change. Presented here, for the first time in print, is a major body of Lorde's speeches and essays, along with the complete text of A Burst of Light and Lorde's landmark prose works Sister Outsider and The Cancer Journals. Together, these writings reveal Lorde's commitment to a radical course of thought and action, situating her works within the women's, gay and lesbian, and African American Civil Rights movements. They also place her within a continuum of black feminists, from Sojourner Truth, to Anna Julia Cooper, Amy Jacques Garvey, Lorraine Hansberry, and Patricia Hill Collins. I Am Your Sister concludes with personal reflections from Alice Walker, Gloria Joseph, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and bell hooks on Lorde's political and social commitments and the indelibility of her writings for all who are committed to a more equitable society.

I Am Your Sister

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195341481
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I Am Your Sister collects Audre Lorde's non-fiction prose from 1976 to 1990, and it is the first volume to provide a full picture of Lorde's political work. The essays cover an impressive variety of topics: sexuality, race, gender, culture, class, parenting, disease, resistance, and power--both within the United States and across the African diaspora--and include her landmark works such as Sister Outsider and The Cancer Journals. The book places Lorde within a continuum of black feminisits--from Sojourner Truth, to Anna Julia Cooper, Amy Jacques Garvey, Lorraine Hansberry, and Patricia Hill Collins--and concludes with personal reflections from Alice Walker, Gloria Joseph, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and bell hooks.

London Is the Place for Me

Author: Kennetta Hammond Perry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190240202
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Black people in the British Empire have long challenged the notion that "there ain't no black in the Union Jack." For the post-World War II wave of Afro-Caribbean migrants, many of whom had long been subjects of the Empire, claims to a British identity and imperial citizenship were considered to be theirs by birthright. However, while Britain was internationally touted as a paragon of fair play and equal justice, they arrived in a nation that was frequently hostile and unwilling to incorporate Black people into its concept of what it meant to be British. Black Britons therefore confronted the racial politics of British citizenship and became active political agents in challenging anti-Black racism. In a society with a highly racially circumscribed sense of identity-and the laws, customs, and institutions to back it up-Black Britons had to organize and fight to assert their right to belong. In London Is The Place for Me, Kennetta Hammond Perry explores how Afro-Caribbean migrants navigated the politics of race and citizenship in Britain and reconfigured the boundaries of what it meant to be both Black and British at a critical juncture in the history of Empire and twentieth century transnational race politics. She situates their experience within a broader context of Black imperial and diasporic political participation, and examines the pushback-both legal and physical-that the migrants' presence provoked. Bringing together a variety of sources including calypso music, photographs, migrant narratives, and records of grassroots Black political organizations, London Is the Place for Me positions Black Britons as part of wider public debates both at home and abroad about citizenship, the meaning of Britishness and the politics of race in the second half of the twentieth century. The United Kingdom's postwar discriminatory curbs on immigration and explosion of racial violence forced White Britons as well as Black to question their perception of Britain as a racially progressive society and, therefore, to question the very foundation of their own identities. Perry's examination expands our understanding of race and the Black experience in Europe and uncovers the critical role that Black people played in the formation of contemporary British society.

The Price of the Ticket

Author: Fredrick Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199325235
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In The Price of the Ticket, Fred Harris contends that Obama's success has, in reality, exacted a negative price. His victory has not only utterly transformed the forms of black politics that emerged in the 1960s and which laid the foundation for his eventual ascendance, Harris claims-it has profoundly weakened them.

The Power of Race in Cuba

Author: Danielle Pilar Clealand
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190632313
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In The Power of Race in Cuba, Danielle Pilar Clealand analyzes racial ideologies that negate the existence of racism and their effect on racial progress and activism through the lens of Cuba. Since 1959, Fidel Castro and the Cuban government have married socialism and the ideal of racial harmony to create a formidable ideology that is an integral part of Cubans' sense of identity and their perceptions of race and racism in their country. While the combination of socialism and a colorblind racial ideology is particular to Cuba, strategies that paint a picture of equality of opportunity and deflect the importance of race are not particular to the island's ideology and can be found throughout the world, and in the Americas, in particular. By promoting an anti-discrimination ethos, diminishing class differences at the onset of the revolution, and declaring the end of racism, Castro was able to unite belief in the revolution to belief in the erasure of racism. The ideology is bolstered by rhetoric that discourages racial affirmation. The second part of the book examines public opinion on race in Cuba, particularly among black Cubans. It examines how black Cubans have indeed embraced the dominant nationalist ideology that eschews racial affirmation, but also continue to create spaces for black consciousness that challenge this ideology. The Power of Race in Cuba gives a nuanced portrait of black identity in Cuba and through survey data, interviews with formal organizers, hip hop artists, draws from the many black spaces, both formal and informal to highlight what black consciousness looks like in Cuba.

Die Herkunft der anderen

Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644001839
Format: PDF
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Die amerikanische Literaturnobelpreis-Trägerin Toni Morrison hat ihr Leben als Schriftstellerin der Rassenfrage und dem Rassismus gewidmet. Nun meldet sie sich mit klugen, schneidend klaren Worten zum Thema Rassismus in Amerika. Die sechs hier abgedruckten Texte basieren auf Vorlesungen an der Harvard University im Sommer 2016. Es sind Betrachtungen über Rasse und Rassismus, die die Zerrissenheit der amerikanischen Gesellschaft widerspiegeln und durch die Wahl eines das Land spaltenden Präsidenten sowie den zunehmenden, unverbrämten Alltagsrassismus eine brennende Aktualität bekommen. Wie und wann entsteht das Konzept des Andersseins? Angeboren ist es ja nicht. Toni Morrison beantwortet diese Frage mit persönlichen Erinnerungen aus ihrer Kindheit, erzählt von eigenen Familien- und Berufserfahrungen und spricht über reale Fälle, die sie zu ihren Romanen inspiriert haben. Zudem macht sich Toni Morrison Gedanken zur Geschichte und Funktion von Literatur in einer latent rassistischen Gesellschaft. Sie leitet den literarischen Rassismus aus der Romantisierung des Sklaventums her und belegt mit Beispielen von Faulkner bis Hemingway die ständige Angst vor den schwarzen Gesichtern. Dabei schlägt sie einen weltpolitischen Bogen, von der individuellen Herkunft bis hin zur Globalisierung, zu Grenzen und Fluchtbewegungen. Eine große Autorin erhebt ihre Stimme. Ein brisantes Buch, das Mut macht und Hoffnung gibt.

Queer theory

Author: Annamarie Jagose
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Dieses Buch der australischen Literaturwissenschaftlerin Annamarie Jagose bietet eine knappe und leicht verständliche Einführung in Queer Theory und gilt im englischsprachigen Raum als Standartwerk. Die deutsche Ausgabe wird um die jüngsten Entwicklungen auf diesenm Gebiet ergänzt. Weitere Titel zum Thema sind die Aufsatzbände: Sabine Hark (Hrsg.) Grenzen lesbischer Identitäten und quaestio (Hrsg.) Queering Demokratie, Sexuelle Politiken.

Das dritte Leben des Grange Copeland

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783888971327
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Am Beispiel einer farbigen Familie schildert der Roman das harte Leben in der ersten Hälfte dieses Jahrhunderts im Süden der USA: Für ein Stückchen Land und eine armselige Hütte hat Grange Copeland hohe Schulden machen müssen, die ihn in eine sklavenähnliche Abhängigkeit brachten. Um der Ausweglosigkeit seiner Situation zu entkommen, verlässt er seine Frau und sein Kind und geht in den Norden. Dort kommt neues Elend auf ihn zu.