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(Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism.pdf) Mainstream rhetoric has made a concerted effort to polarize African Americans and Latinos emphasizing differences in language and religion while designating one or the other as the favored minority at will In i Witness i Amalia Mesa Bains and bell hooks invite us to reexamine this politically popular binary and consider which differences are manufactured and which are real br br In i Witness i Mesa Bains and hooks explore their own similarities and differences sharing the ways their childhoods families and work have shaped their political activism teaching and artistic expression Drawing on shared experiences of sexism classism and racism hooks and Mesa Bains show how people from divergent cultural backgrounds can work together for radical social change br br While the black Latino divide and the increasing cross community political collaboration has been addressed in progressive newspapers and magazines i Witness i an inclusive call to reflect and act is the first of its kind to look at these issues in depth And Amalia Mesa Bains a pioneer scholar and producer of Chicana art with bell hooks one of the most acclaimed of African American theorists prove an unparalleled match for the job br br b bell hooks b is one of the leading public intellectuals of her generation She has written extensively on the emotional impact of racism and sexism particularly on black women as well as the importance of political engagement with art and the media In her recent work on love relationships and community she shows how emotional health is a necessary component to effective resistance and activism br br b Amalia Mesa Bains b is an artist curator and writer who has initiated comprehensive exhibitions of Latino art including i Chicano Art Resistance and Affirmation i and i Mi Alma Mi Tierra Mi Gente Contemporary Chicana Art i Her artwork incorporates various aspects of Chicano a history culture and folk traditions exploring religion ritual and female rites of passage She won a MacArthur Fellowship inDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism books for multiple devices.

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