April 11, 2011
Publication of Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own (University of Texas Press, 2011)Posted by ltl288 under Announcements | Tags: activist, global feminisms, interdisciplinary, publication |
I am delighted to announce the publication of Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own (University of Texas Press, 2011). This collection, co-edited by AnaLouise Keating and Gloria González-López, contains original work by professors, students, and other scholars and activists in the social sciences and the humanities whose lives and work have been transformed by Gloria Anzaldúa’s theories.
Bridging is multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multigenre; it includes work by established scholars and activists like Norma Cantú, Aída Hurtado, Andrea Lunsford, Denise Segura, and Gloria Steinem, as well as work by contributors at earlier points of their careers. It is a very rich collection and demonstrates some of the innovative ways that people are adopting, expanding, and/or revising on Anzaldúa’s theories. The book also includes contributions from people outside the United States, which is a welcome expansion of Anzaldúan thought.
The editors of Bridging hope this collection will help us advance in the social sciences, women’s and gender studies, the humanities, and innovative scholarship promoting a critical inquiry and understanding of all forms of human diversity in our increasingly complex, globalized world.
For the table of contents, an excerpt, and information on how to order the book (at a discount!), please see: http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/keabri.html
AnaLouise Keating is Professor of Women’s Studies at Texas Woman’s University and a prominent Anzaldúan scholar who worked closely with Anzaldúa for over a decade, co-editing several projects, and is now a trustee of the Anzaldúa Literary Trust.
Gloria González-López is Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty Associate at the Center for Mexican American Studies, and affiliated with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.