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Speaking Face to Face (Suny Series) (Paperback)

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By Pedro J. Dipietro (Editor), Jennifer McWeeny (Editor), Shireen Roshanravan (Editor)
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Speaking Face to Face provides an unprecedented, in-depth look at the feminist philosophy and practice of the renowned Argentinian-born scholar-activist Mar a Lugones. Informed by her identification as "nondiasporic Latina" and US Woman of Color, as well as her long-term commitment to grassroots organizing in Chicana/o communities, Lugones's work dovetails with, while remaining distinct from, that of other prominent transnational, decolonial, and women of color feminists. Her visionary philosophy motivates transformative modes of engaging cultural others, inviting us to create political intimacies rooted in a shared yearning for interdependence.

Bringing together scholars and activists across fields, this volume charts her profound impact in and beyond the academy for the past thirty years. In so doing, it exemplifies a new method of coalitional theorizing-traversing racial, ethnic, sexual, national, gendered, political, and disciplinary borders in order to cultivate learning, embrace heterogeneity, and provide a unique framework for engaging contemporary debates about identity, oppression, and activism. Across thirteen original contributions, authors address issues of intersectionality, colonial and decolonial subjectivities, the multiplicity and the coloniality of gender, indigenous spiritualities and cosmologies, pluralist and women of color feminisms, radical multiculturalism, popular education, and resistance to multiple oppressions. The book also includes a rare interview with Mar a Lugones and an afterword by Paula Moya, ultimately offering both new critical resources for longstanding admirers of Lugones and a welcome introduction for newcomers to her groundbreaking work.

About the Author

Pedro J. DiPietro is Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Syracuse University and an affiliate of Latino and Latin American Studies, Indigenous and Native American Studies, and LGBT Studies. Jennifer McWeeny is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She is the coeditor (with Ashby Butnor) of Asian and Feminist Philosophies in Dialogue: Liberating Traditions and editor-in-chief of Simone de Beauvoir Studies. Shireen Roshanravan is Associate Professor of American Ethnic Studies at Kansas State University. She is the coeditor (with Lynn Fujiwara) of Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781438474526
ISBN-10: 1438474520
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2020
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Suny Series