Judy Bertonazzi deposited The Critical and the Creative: A Feminist Praxis for Borderland Narratives of the U.S./North America(s) in the group LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American on MLA Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
From the original abstract file: This paper presentation examines the hermeneutic and epistemological impacts of developing a feminist praxis for researching borderland narratives in the northern Americas. Borderlands in the northern Americas will be discussed as lands that border two countries (one of which is the U.S.), islands that border bodies of water and the U.S., and reservation lands that border settler properties and other U.S. territories. The feminist praxis developed for researching these geo-historical locations involves theorizing woman-of-color gendered borderlands where historical, ethnic, racial, cultural, political, and economic struggles of women create the narratives’ central themes, forms, and content. A feminist praxis weaves together the daily social issues of a women-of-color with visible bodily sites of resistance and other identity markers of lived subjectivity and the public self, within lands that are also sites of resistance.