Cultural Sites of Critical Insight : Philosophy, Aesthetics, and African American and Native American Women's Writings

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-02-06
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Table of Contents

On the "Res" and in the "Hood": Making Cultures, Leaving Legaciesp. 3
Transformative Aesthetics
Self-Help, Indian Style? Paula Gunn Allen's Grandmothers of the Light, Womanist Self-Recovery, and the Politics of Transformationp. 31
Making the Awakening Hers: Phillis Wheatley and the Transposition of African Spirituality to Christian Religiosityp. 47
"Any Woman's Blues": Sherley Anne Williams and the Blues Aestheticp. 67
Critical Revisions
Through the Mirror: Re-Surfacing and Self-Articulation in Linda Hogan's Solar Stormsp. 85
The Red-Black Center of Alice Walker's Meridian: Asserting a Cherokee Womanist Sensibilityp. 105
Womanist Interventions in Historical Materialismp. 121
Re(in)fusing Feminism
"Both the Law and Its Transgression": Toni Morrison's Paradise and "Post"-Black Feminismp. 139
Luci Tapahonso's "Leda and the Cowboy": A Gynocratic, Navajo Response to Yeats's "Leda and the Swan"p. 159
Mother Times Two: A Double Take on a Gynocentric Justice Songp. 171
Referencesp. 191
Contributorsp. 207
Indexp. 211
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