A Recognition of Being : Reconstructing Native Womanhood

A Recognition of Being : Reconstructing Native Womanhood

Description

Over 15 years ago, Kim Anderson set out to explore how Indigenous womanhood had been constructed and reconstructed in Canada, weaving her own journey as a Cree/Metis woman with the insights, knowledge, and stories of the forty Indigenous women she interviewed. The result was A Recognition of Being, a powerful work that identified both the painful legacy of colonialism and the vital potential of self-definition.In this second edition, Anderson revisits her groundbreaking text to include recent literature on Indigenous feminism and two-spirited theory and to document the efforts of Indigenous women to resist heteropatriarchy. Beginning with a look at the positions of women in traditional Indigenous societies and their status after colonization, this text shows how Indigenous women have since resisted imposed roles, reclaimed their traditions, and reconstructed a powerful Native womanhood.Featuring a new foreword by Maria Campbell and an updated closing dialogue with Bonita Lawrence, this revised edition will be a vital text for courses in women and gender studies and Indigenous studies as well as an important resource for anyone committed to the process of decolonization.


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Details

Author(s)
Kim Anderson
Format
Paperback | 360 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 480.81g
Publication date
01 Apr 2016
Publisher
Women's Press of Canada
Publication City/Country
Canada
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd Revised edition
ISBN10
0889615799
ISBN13
9780889615793
Bestsellers rank
940,528