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ERIC Number: EJ1166410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
"This Bridge": The BlackFeministCompositionist's Guide to The Colonial and Imperial Violence of Schooling Today
Kynard, Carmen
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v26 n2-3 p126-141 2016
In March 2015, the State University of New York Press published the fourth edition of "This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color," one of the most cited books in feminist theorizing that arguably turned the tide into what is called today call intersectional feminism. As a black feminist, the politicization of language and writing under the institutional domain of white (university) supremacy takes on significant new identities and passions for the author. Inspired by one particular student's text, experiences, and particular reflections of college literacy/learning in the author's first semester using the latest edition of "This Bridge Called My Back," the author newly interrogated colonial and imperial ideologies (Paperson 2010) shaping schooling/literacy for racially/economically subjugated youth of color and the ways race-radical black feminist thought offers an alternative praxis for teaching and learning. In this article, the author shares the reflections of one student.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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