Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds (1981) This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
Foundational text to women of color feminism. Essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art examine how race, class, gender, and sexuality are both systemic to women of color oppression and liberation.
Piyali Bhattacharya, ed (2016) Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion
An anthology exploring generational differences in South Asian diaspora culture; what is freedom in this new world? What do we give up by rebelling against our parents, and what do we gain? These essays explore what it means to be both independent and loyal, liberal and conservative, and how to survive at the nexus of two worlds.
Daisy Hernandez, ed (2002) Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism
A compilation of essays by young women of color on their experiences with gender and race.
Melinda L. de Jesús (2005) Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory: Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience
A collection of peminist (Filipina American feminist) cultural criticism by and about Filipina Americans. It features essays by female scholars and writers who tackle issues such as gender, decolonization, globalization, transnationalism, identity, sexuality, representation and spirituality. It also features examples of peminist artwork.
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo, and Lourdes Torres, eds (1991) Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism
A collection of essays documenting the debates, conflicts, and contradictions among those engaged in developing third world feminist theory and politics.
Min Zhou and Anthony C. Ocampo, eds (2016) Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader
Asian America is an incredibly diverse population with each segment of the community facing its unique challenges—this updated edition discusses the impact of September 11 on Asian American identity and citizenship; the continued influence of globalization on past and present waves of immigration; and the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class on the experiences of Asian immigrants and their children.
Vickie Nam, ed (2001) Yell-Oh Girls!
An anthology of personal writings, essays, narratives, and poems by young Asian American women about identity, culture, and searching for one’s personal and political voice.
Sonia Shah, ed (1997) Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire
A collection of essays showcasing the growing politicization of Asian American women and their emerging feminist movement. These prominent writers, artists, and activists draw on a wealth of personal experience and political analysis to address issues of immigration, work, health, domestic violence, and sexuality.
Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith, eds (2011) Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
A compilation of essays by current and former prisoners, activists, and academics on how race, gender, ability, and sexuality function in our prison state.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, ed (2017) How We Get Free Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
“The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.”
Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu and Thomas Chen, eds (2010) Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader
Asian American Studies Now truly represents the enormous changes occurring in Asian American communities and the world, changes that require a reconsideration of how the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies is defined and taught. This comprehensive anthology, arranged in four parts and featuring a stellar group of contributors, summarizes and defines the current shape of this rapidly changing field, addressing topics such as transnationalism, U.S. imperialism, multiracial identity, racism, immigration, citizenship, social justice, and pedagogy.
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Neil T. Gotanda, Gary Peller, and Kendall Thomas, eds (1995) Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement
This reader, edited by the principal founders and leading theoreticians of the critical race theory movement, gathers together for the first time the movement's most important essays. Contributors present new paradigms for understanding racial injustice and new ways of seeing the links between race, gender, sexual orientation, and class.