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ERIC Number: EJ787185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 82
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
2007 Carolyn Sherif Award Address: "Spirita"--Reclaiming Womanist Sacredness into Feminism
Comas-Diaz, Lillian
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v32 n1 p13-21 Mar 2008
I introduce "Spirita", a womanist and "mujerista" spirituality. "Spirita" redefines spirituality as protest, resistance, and r/evolution. In contrast to feminist mainstream spirituality, "Spirita" places the interaction of race and gender at the center of women's lives. A way of knowing and being, "Spirita" endorses a universal perspective. Consequently, it promotes collective healing, international solidarity, and global social justice. Finally, I present how "Spirita" can enrich mainstream feminism by moving the subjective experiences of women of color from the margins to the center of feminist thought.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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