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On Being Wrong and Feeling Right: Cherríe Moraga and Audre Lorde

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyses works by Audre Lorde and Cherríe Moraga, which interrogate the moralism that infuses those aspects of social movements that become invested in respectability and legibility. ... More


Keen for the First Object: A Kleinian Reading of Audre Lorde’s Life Writing

Lana Lin

in Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects: Fractured Subjectivity in the Face of Cancer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277711
eISBN:
9780823280568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277711.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter interprets Audre Lorde’s experience of cancer and racial injury through psychoanalyst Melanie Klein’s theories of sadistic aggression, mourning, and psychic reparation. Drawing on ... More


Audre Lorde Revisited: Nationalism and Second-Wave Black Feminism

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter argues that Audre Lorde's essays and poetry from the 1980s develop an overlooked yet significant strand of second-wave Black feminism that reveals continuities with postwar anticolonial ... More


Nobody Mean More: Black Feminist Pedagogy and Solidarity

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

in The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680894
eISBN:
9781452948799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680894.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter considers what it means to be nobody in a university economy designed to produce somebody individuated, assimilated, and consenting to empire. It examines the complexity of the ... More


Neoliberal Disavowal and the Politics of the Impossible

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The Introduction begins by looking at the meaning of the word “difference” in relation to Audre Lorde’s essay called “Learning from the 60s,” which demanded that everyone regardless of their race ... More


Lacerated Breasts: Medicine, Autonomy, Pain

Amber Jamilla Musser

in Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479891818
eISBN:
9781479891405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891818.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter discusses Bob Flanagan’s sadomasochistic plays; Audre Lorde’s reflections on cancer; as well as Gilles Deleuze’s theorizations of illness and masochism, to study the notion of ... More


Black Female Travel: Diasporic Connections and Revolutionary Desire

Angelique V. Nixon

in Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628462180
eISBN:
9781626746039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Caribbean American writers examined in chapter three, Paule Marshall and Audre Lorde, seek a spiritual home in the Caribbean, the home of their parents and ancestors. More specifically, they ... More


Toward a “New and Possible Meeting”: Ambiguity as Difference

Emily Anne Parker

in Differences: Re-reading Beauvoir and Irigaray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190275594
eISBN:
9780190275624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275594.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Audre Lorde understood giving isolated conceptual attention to sexual difference to be a tool of social control. I first discuss this claim in the context of Lorde’s philosophy of difference. I argue ... More


Re-Covering Scarred Bodies: Reading Photography

Stella Bolaki

in Illness as Many Narratives: "Arts, Medicine and Culture"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402422
eISBN:
9781474418591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402422.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter stages a conversation between the work of two British photographers who have explored breast cancer, Jo Spence and Sam Taylor-Wood, and the responses to mastectomy and prosthesis/breast ... More


Constructive Engagements

Stéphane Robolin

in Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039478
eISBN:
9780252097584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039478.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the outcomes of some interactions among black South African and African American writers discussed in preceding chapters, but “updated” here in the context of the 1980s. It ... More


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