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Bringing It Home

Women Talk About Feminism in Their Lives

edited by Brenda Lea Brown, contributions by Larissa Lai; Kate Braid & Patty Osborne

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list price: $21.95
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published: Oct 1996
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publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
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Bringing It Home: Women Talk About Feminism in Their Lives is a kitchen sink to corporate boardroom collection of essays that peels away the rhetoric from feminist discourse.
Thirty-something years after the resurrection of the modern Women's movement?at the height of skepticism about the relevance of feminism (some say it's dead)?this lively gathering of deeply personal narratives brings feminism home and sits her down with twenty-four other interesting women to discuss life, love, motherhood, daughterhood, work, art, sex, science, sports, and community.
Editor Brenda Lea Brown has brought together an impressive roster of contributors-from different generations, different walks of life, different geographical, ethnic, and religious communities.
"I wanted to hear from women who are not regular spokespeople for feminism and to find out how they negotiated the sometimes intractable waters between their lives and their ideals," she says.
"It was a relief to discover that I wasn't the only woman in the world who felt as though she was living in the shadow of an impenetrable monolith called feminism. It was empowering to learn that individual feminist women do not all think alike?they have not all read the same books or made themselves aware of each others' issues."
In her foreword to the collection, Rosemary Brown, former British Columbia MLA and Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission writes: "The personal lives recorded in this book clearly outline how . . . we are resurrecting our histories, restoring our ancestors to their rightful place, and preparing our children and grandchildren to ensure that the path to the future continues to right the wrongs of the past."

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Brenda Lea Brown

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Larissa Lai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at The University of British Columbia. She has been the Markin-Flanagan Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary (1997-8), and Writer-in-Residence in the English Department at Simon Fraser University (2006). Her second novel, Salt Fish Girl was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award, the Tiptree Award and the City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Award.

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Kate Braid is a poet, writer, and teacher. Her poetry books include Covering Rough Ground, To this Cedar Fountain, and Inward to the Bones, winner of the VanCity Book Award. Her essay "On Finding Sisterhood" appears in Bringing It Home, edited by Brenda Lea Brown.
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Patty Osborne is the author of "The Academy of Motherhood," an essay in the book Bringing It Home, edited by Brenda Lea Brown. She writes two blogs, one of which is hosted at www.geist.com/blogs/pattyo and the other is at www.themudroom.ca. She is also a frequent contributor to Geist magazine.
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