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Social Science Native American Studies

A Recognition of Being

Reconstructing Native Womanhood

by (author) Kim Anderson

Publisher
Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Nov 2001
Category
Native American Studies, Women's Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894549127
    Publish Date
    Nov 2001
    List Price
    $44.95

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Description

How are Native women defined? How has this sense of identity been influenced by European culture, and how have negative images been resisted? These are only a few of the questions Cree/Metis writer Kim Anderson addresses in this important book based on interviews with forty Native women from across Canada.
Starting from the role of women in Indigenous societies prior to the arrival of Europeans, Anderson explores how female identity and power were systematically dismantled through colonization. Drawing on their own experiences, Native women describe how they are reclaiming their cultural traditions, and creating positive and powerful images of themselves which are true to their heritage.
A Recognition of Being is a critical and inspiring history of Native womanhood.Features:

  • based on interviews with forty Aboriginal women from across Canada and the author’s own personal journey as a Native woman
  • explores the central question of how Aboriginal women maintain power and construct a positive knowledge of the self
  • contributes to a growing body of scholarship on Indigenous women’s resistance to oppression

About the author

Kim Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has published over thirty book chapters and journal articles and is also the principal investigator for two SSHRC research projects: Bidwewidam Indigenous Masculinities (2011-2014) and Indigenous Knowledge Translation in Urban Aboriginal Settings (2014-2017). Anderson is a long-standing advocate for Indigenous women and families and is regularly involved in community-based research and teaching in this area.

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Editorial Reviews

"Approaching issues of gender and identity, A Recognition of Being gives life and voice to the experiences of Aboriginal women. Ms. Anderson writes beautifully and respectfully about issues and challenges that face Aboriginal women and our communities. The stories and analysis allow us the opportunity to consider potential pathways to individual and collective freedom. This book is a must read."— “Patricia Monture-Angus (Mohawk), Professor of Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Other titles by Kim Anderson

Injichaag: My Soul in Story

Anishinaabe Poetics in Art and Words

by (author) Rene Meshake
with Kim Anderson

Masculindians

Conversations about Indigenous Manhood

edited by Sam McKegney
interviewee Joseph Boyden, Tomson Highway, Lee Maracle, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Basil H. Johnston, Daniel David Moses, Louise Bernice Halfe, Taiaiake Alfred, Janice C. Hill, Kim Anderson, Thomas Kimeksun Thrasher, Brendan Hokowhitu, Ty P. Kawika Tengan, Warren Cariou, Alison Calder, Daniel Heath Justice, Adrian Stimson, Terrance Houle, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Joanne Arnott, Neal McLeod & Gregory Scofield
cover design or artwork by Dana Claxton

Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters

edited by Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcourt
contributions by Stella August, Tracy Bear, Robyn Bourgeois, Rita Bouvier, Maya Ode’amik Chacaby, Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group, Susan Gingell, Michelle Good, Laura Harjo, Sarah Hunt, Robert Alexander Innes, Beverly Jacobs, Tanya Kappo, Tara Kappo, Lyla Kinoshameg, Helen Knott, Sandra Lamouche, Jo-Anne Lawless, Debra Leo, Kelsey T. Leonard, Ann-Marie Livingston, Brenda Macdougall, Sylvia Maracle, Jenell Navarro, Darlene R. Okemaysim-Sicotte, Pahan Pte San Win, Ramona Reece, Kimberly Robertson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Beatrice Starr, Madeleine Kétéskwew Dion Stout, Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy & Alex Wilson

A Recognition of Being, Second Edition

Reconstructing Native Womanhood

by (author) Kim Anderson

Indigenous Men and Masculinities

Legacies, Identities, Regeneration

edited by Robert Alexander Innes & Kim Anderson
interviewee Warren Cariou, Daniel Heath Justice, Gregory Scofield, William Kahalepuna Richards & Thomas Ka’auwai Kaulukukui
contributions by Ty P. Kawika Tengan, Brendan Hokowhitu, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Sam McKegney, Bob Antone, Phillip Borell, Kimberly Minor, Richard Van Camp, Scott L. Morgensen, Robert Henry, Allison Piché, Sasha Sky, Leah Sneider, Erin Sutherland, John Swift, Lisa Tatonetti & Lloyd L. Lee

Mothers of the Nations

Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery

edited by Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard & Kim Anderson

Life Stages and Native Women

Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine

by (author) Kim Anderson
foreword by Maria Campbell

Strong Women Stories

Native Vision and Community Survival

edited by Kim Anderson & Bonita Lawrence

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