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A Recognition of Being, Second Edition

Reconstructing Native Womanhood

by (author) Kim Anderson

Publisher
Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Apr 2016
Category
Native American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Women's Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889615793
    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
    $57.95

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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/Métis 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.

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

"This is a groundbreaking contribution to Indigenous studies at the crossroads of interdisciplinary feminist theory and methods built on community-based voice, experience, and power. Foregrounding conceptual frameworks of Indigenous feminist consciousness founded in acts of resistance, reclaiming, constructing, acting, and reflecting, Kim Anderson’s book opens up paths of healing and resurgence against threats to Indigenous ways of being."— “Margo Tamez, MFA, PhD, Indigenous Studies / Community, Culture and Global Studies, University of British Columbia

"In this second edition, Kim Anderson beautifully weaves the stories of Indigenous women from the traditional teachings of our ancestors to the brutality of colonial ideologies designed to shame and disempower Indigenous women and their family units. A skilled storyteller herself, Kim Anderson’s narrative reveals how the teachings of our ancestors can help this generation emerge from the genocidal acts of the colonizers, with hope for the future. Told with truth, love, and respect, Kim’s work is a form of knowledge transmission and establishes for us the foundations of reconciliation: education, our history, and our strengths as Indigenous peoples."— “Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activist, Kanien'kehá:ka Nation, Turtle Clan

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

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

A Recognition of Being

Reconstructing Native Womanhood

by (author) Kim Anderson