A revised edition of Lee Maracle's visionary book which links teaching of her First Nations heritage with feminism.
In I Am Woman: A Native Perspective On Sociology And Feminism, Lee Maracle goes to a deeply personal place, and emerges with an examination of the conditions of contemporary Native women. Beginning with memories of her own childhood and education, moving through an insider's account of First Nations activism and motherhood, Maracle's analysis is both wide-ranging and visionary. I Am Woman is uncompromising in its exploration of colonialism, past and present. I Am Woman brings together the impacts of racism, sexism and nationalist oppression. I Am Woman provides and insightful and persuasive contribution towards an understanding of the political and cultural factors in the feminist struggle for equality and respect. A valued and accessible work that would enhance every personal, academic or community library women's studies collection. -- Midwest Book Review
From the Back Cover
I Am Woman represents my personal struggle with womanhood, culture, traditional spiritual beliefs and political sovereignty, written during a time when that struggle was not over. My original intention was to empower Native women to take to heart their own personal struggle for Native feminist being. The changes made in this second edition of the text do not alter my original intention. It remains my attempt to present a Native woman's sociological perspective on the impacts of colonialism on us, as women, and on my self personally.