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Indigenous Women and Feminism


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Indigenous Feminism: Theorizing the Issues / Shari M. Huhndorf and Cheryl SuzackPart 1: Politics1 From the Tundra to the Boardroom to Everywhere in Between: Politics and the Changing Roles of Inuit Women in the Arctic / Minnie Grey2 Native Women and Leadership: An Ethics of Culture and Relationship / Rebecca Tsosie3 "But we are your mothers, you are our sons": Gender, Sovereignty, and the Nation in Early Cherokee Women's Writing / Laura E. Donaldson4 Indigenous Feminism: The Project / Patricia Penn Hilden and Leece M. LeePart 2: Activism5 Affirmations of an Indigenous Feminist / Kim Anderson6 Indigenous Women and Feminism on the Cusp of Contact / Jean Barman7 Reaching Toward a Red-Black Coalition Feminism: Anna Julia Cooper's "Woman versus the Indian" / Teresa Zackodnik8 Emotion Before the Law / Cheryl Suzack9 Beyond Feminism: Indigenous Ainu Women and Narratives of Empowerment in Japan / ann-elise lewallenPart 3: Culture10 Indigenous Feminism, Performance, and the Politics of Memory in the Plays of Monique Mojica / Shari M. Huhndorf11 "Memory Alive": An Inquiry into the Uses of Memory by Marilyn Dumont, Jeannette Armstrong, Louise Halfe, and Joy Harjo / Jeanne Perreault12 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 Emberley13 Painting the Archive: The Art of Jane Ash Poitras / Pamela McCallum14 "Our Lives Will Be Different Now": The Indigenous Feminist Performances of Spiderwoman Theater / Katherine Young Evans15 Bordering on Feminism: Space, Solidarity, and Transnationalism in Rebecca Belmore's Vigil / Elizabeth Kalbfleisch16 Location, Dislocation, Relocation: Shooting Back with Cameras / Patricia DemersIndex

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A groundbreaking introduction to Indigenous feminism that explores its powerful potential to change the way we think about modern feminism in Indigenous contexts.

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Cheryl Suzack is an assistant professor of English and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Toronto. Shari M. Huhndorf is a professor of ethnic studies and women's and gender studies at the University of Oregon. Jeanne Perreault is a professor in and associate head of the Department of English graduate program at the University of Calgary. Jean Barman is a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia.Contributors: Kim Anderson (Cree/Metis), Jean Barman, Patricia Demers, Laura E. Donaldson (Cherokee), Julia Emberley, Katherine Young Evans, Minnie Grey (Inuit), Patricia Penn Hilden (Nez Perce), Shari M. Huhndorf (Yup'ik), Elizabeth Kalbfleisch, Leece M. Lee (Blackfeet), ann-elise lewallen, Pamela McCallum, Jeanne Perreault, Cheryl Suzack (Anishinaabe), Rebecca Tsosie (Yaqui), Teresa Zackodnik


A pioneering text...Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture is a comprehensive, inclusive, heterogeneous, and valuable collection for anyone studying Indigenous issues or histories, feminisms, cultural studies and criticism, decolonization, or literary studies. -- Patricia Miranda Barkaskas, The Goose, Issue 10, 2012

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