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Womanism Rising

Layli Maparyan

Womanism Rising concludes Layli Maparyan's three-book exploration of womanist studies. The collection showcases new work by emerging womanist authors who expand the womanist idea while extending womanism to new sites, new problems, and new audiences.

Maparyan organizes the contributions around five key ideas. The first section looks at womanist self-care as a life-saving strategy. The second examines healing the Earth as a prerequisite to healing ourselves. In Part Three, the essays illuminate how womanism's politics of invitation provides a strategy for enlarging humanity's circle of inclusion, while Part Four considers womanism as both a challenge and antidote to dehumanization. The final section delves into womanism's potential for constructing worlds and futures. In addition, Maparyan includes a section of works by womanist visual artists.

Defiant and far-sighted, Womanism Rising takes readers on a journey into a new generation of concepts, ideas, and strategies for womanist studies.

Book Details

  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publish Date: Jan 7th, 2025
  • Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9780252088315
  • Categories: Public Policy - Environmental PolicyEnvironmental Conservation & Protection - GeneralLabor & Industrial Relations

About the Author

Layli Maparyan is a professor of Africana studies and executive director of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College. She is the author of The Womanist Idea and editor of The Womanist Reader.

Praise for this book

Womanism Rising provides a path for healing, transformation, and wellbeing. Identifying the politics of invitation, promoting love, equating creativity to healing, and engaging in the sacred-political act of affirming the other, Womanism Rising is for everyone! Layli Maparyan delivers a magnum opus in womanism. I highly recommend Womanism Rising--a powerful book!--Lillian Comas-Díaz, coeditor of Decolonial Psychology: Toward Anticolonial Theories, Research, Training, and Practice

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