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Book Title: I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism|
Date of issue: May 31st 2002
ISBN 13: 9780889740594
The author of the book: Lee Maracle
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 15.61 MB
Edition: Raincoast Books, Press Gang Publishers
Read full description of the books I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism:Her writing is very free, in that you'll find her 'ranting' at some points. I enjoy ranting.
She brings up lots of interesting points which I feel unable to synthesize. Instead I'll give you some of my highlighted passages:
"By its very nature, racism only permits the victimized race to engage that hatred among its own. Lateral violence among Native people is about our anti-colonial rage working itself out in an expression of hate for one another."
"To be raped is to be sexually violated. For society to force someone, through shame and ostracism, to comply with love and sex that it defines, is nothing but organized rape. That is what homophobia is all about. Organized rape."
[In reference to teachers] "Do they witness the sickening urgency of the children's noonday trek to the corner store for their daily hit of sugar--and do they weep? Do they know the history of the courageous women healers who organized and protested the production and importation of sugar to their country almost five hundred years ago? Do they know that the fate of these women who actively campaigned against this "poison" was to be burned at the stake for heresy? The church owned and controlled much of the sugar trade. It required the traffic of human slaves and a willing population. Women healers were persecuted for their objections."
Read information about the authorBorn in Vancouver, British Columbia, she grew up in the neighbouring city of North Vancouver and attended Simon Fraser University. She was one of the first Aboriginal people to be published in the early 1970s.
Maracle is one of the most prolific aboriginal authors in Canada and a recognized authority on issues pertaining to aboriginal people and aboriginal literature. She is an award-winning poet, novelist, performance storyteller, scriptwriter, actor and keeper/mythmaker among the Stó:lō people.
Maracle was one of the founders of the En’owkin International School of Writing in Penticton, British Columbia and the cultural director of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto, Ontario.
Maracle has given hundreds of speeches on political, historical, and feminist sociological topics related to native people, and conducted dozens of workshops on personal and cultural reclamation. She has served as a consultant on First Nations’ self-government and has an extensive history
in community development. She has been described as “a walking history book” and an international expert on Canadian First Nations culture and history.
Maracle has taught at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Southern Oregon University and has served as professor of Canadian culture at Western Washington University. She currently lives in Toronto, teaching at the University of Toronto First Nations House. She most recently was the writer-in-residence at the University of Guelph.
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