A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness

Writings, 2000–2010

Author: Cherríe Moraga
ISBN: 9780822349778

DIVA Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness features essays and poems by Cherríe L. Moraga, one of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship. Combining moving personal stories with trenchant political and cultural critique, the writer, activist, teacher, dramatist, mother, daughter, comadre, and lesbian lover looks back on the first ten years of the twenty-first century. She considers decade-defining public events such as 9/11 and the campaign and election of Barack Obama, and she explores socioeconomic, cultural, and political phenomena closer to home, sharing her fears about raising her son amid increasing urban violence and the many forms of dehumanization faced by young men of color. Moraga describes her deepening grief as she loses her mother to Alzheimer’s; pays poignant tribute to friends who passed away, including the sculptor Marsha Gómez and the poets Alfred Arteaga, Pat Parker, and Audre Lorde; and offers a heartf

Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 2011-05-17

Subjects: Social Science / LGBT Studies / Lesbian Studies, Social Science / Women's Studies, Social Science / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies

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