A Recognition of Being : Reconstructing Native Womanhood, Paperback / softback Book

A Recognition of Being : Reconstructing Native Womanhood Paperback / softback


Over 15 years ago, Kim Anderson set out to explore how Indigenous womanhood had been constructed and reconstructed in Canada, weaving her own journey as a Cree/Metis woman with the insights, knowledge, and stories of the forty Indigenous women she interviewed.

The result was A Recognition of Being, a powerful work that identified both the painful legacy of colonialism and the vital potential of self-definition.In this second edition, Anderson revisits her groundbreaking text to include recent literature on Indigenous feminism and two-spirited theory and to document the efforts of Indigenous women to resist heteropatriarchy.

Beginning with a look at the positions of women in traditional Indigenous societies and their status after colonization, this text shows how Indigenous women have since resisted imposed roles, reclaimed their traditions, and reconstructed a powerful Native womanhood.Featuring a new foreword by Maria Campbell and an updated closing dialogue with Bonita Lawrence, this revised edition will be a vital text for courses in women and gender studies and Indigenous studies as well as an important resource for anyone committed to the process of decolonization.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Women's Press of Canada
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  • Category: Gender studies: women
  • ISBN: 9780889615793


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