Indigenous women and feminism : politics, activism, culture / edited by Cheryl Suzack ... [et al.].Material type: TextSeries: Women and indigenous studies series: Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2010Description: x, 333 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780774818070; 0774818077Subject(s): Indigenous women -- Political activity | Indigenous women -- Social conditions | Feminism | Feminism and the artsDDC classification: 305.48/8 LOC classification: HQ1161 | .I64 2010HQ1155 | .I64 2010
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Indigenous feminism : theorizing the issue / Shari M. Huhndorf and Cheryl Suzack -- Politics. From the tundra to the boardroom to everywhere in between : politics and the changing roles of Inuit women in the Arctic / Minnie Grey ; Native women and leadership : an ethics of culture and relationship / Rebecca Tsosie ; But we are your mothers, you are our sons : gender, sovereignty, and the nation in early Cherokee women's writing / Laura E. Donaldson ; Indigenous feminism : the project / Patricia Penn Hilden and Leece M. Lee -- Activism. Affirmations of a indigenous feminist / Kim Anderson ; Indigenous women and feminism on the cusp of contact / Jean Barman ; Reaching toward a red-black coalitional feminism : Anna Julia Cooper's "women versus the Indian" / Teresa Zackodnik ; Emotion before the law / Cheryl Suzack ; Beyond feminism : indigenous Ainu women and narratives of empowerment in Japan / Ann-Elise Lewallen -- Culture. Indigenous feminism, performance, and the politics of memory in the plays of Monique Mojica / Shari M. Huhndorf ; Memory alive : an inquiry into the uses of memory by Marilyn Dumont, Jeannette Armstrong, Louise Halfe, and Joy Harjo / Jeanne Perreault ; To spirit walk the letter and the law : gender, race, and representational violence in Rudy Wiebe and Yvonne Johnson's Stolen Life : the journey of a Cree woman / Julia Emberley ; Painting the archive : the art of Jane Ash Poitras / Pamela McCallum ; Our lives will be different now : the indigenous feminist performances of Spiderwoman Theater / Katherine Young Evans ; Bordering on feminism : space, solidarity, and transnationalism in Rebecca Belmore's Vigil / Elizabeth Kalbfleisch ; Location, dislocation, relocation : shooting back with cameras / Patricia Demers.
"Can the specific concerns of Indigenous women be addressed within current mainstream feminist and post-colonial discussions? Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture proposes that a dynamic new line of inquiry -- Indigenous feminism -- is necessary to truly engage with the crucial issues of cultural identity, nationalism, and decolonization particular to Indigenous contexts.
Through the lenses of politics, activism, and culture, this wide-ranging collection examines the historical roles of Indigenous women, their intellectual and activist work, and the relevance of contemporary literature, art, and performance for an emerging Indigenous feminist project. The questions at the heart of these essays -- What is at stake in conceptualizing Indigenous feminism? How does feminism relate to Indigenous claims to land and sovereignty? What lessons can we learn from the past? How do Indigenous women engage ongoing violence and social and political marginalization? -- cross disciplinary, national, academic, and activist boundaries to explore in depth the unique political and social positions of Indigenous women.
A vital and sophisticated discussion that will change the way we think about modern feminism, Indigenous Women and Feminism will be invaluable to scholars, activists, artists, community organizers, and those concerned with Indigenous and feminist issues at home and abroad."--pub. desc.