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“This groundbreaking collection explores the intersecting variables of groups marginalized by the media. Contributors examine gender, race, class, sexual orientation, geography, and ethnicity in relation to feminist multicultural issues…. Highly recommended for students of feminism, multiculturalism, cultural studies, communication theory, and media analysis.” --Choice “Most of the world's women experience multiple forms of oppression, yet few communication scholars have prioritized this profound reality. Professor Valdivia's collection examining feminism, multiculturalism, and the media is a welcome text for courses on women, minorities, and communication, plus an excellent resource for many other courses concerned with issues of diversity.” --H. Leslie Steeves, University of Oregon “Many contributors illustrate contradictions in multicultural and feminist media perspectives. These embrace more than feminist analysis: They illustrate how gender, race, class, and ...

Watching Tongues Untie(d) While Reading Zami: Mapping Boundaries in Black Gay and Lesbian Narratives
Watching Tongues Untie(d) while reading Zami: Mapping boundaries in black gay and lesbian narratives

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.

Audre Lorde (1984), Sister Outsider
A Preface of Location

During the 9 years that I have lived in the United States, I have frequently turned to African American theoreticians, writers, and media makers as sources of sustenance for my own praxis. Compared to the invisibility and lack of appropriate public forums of discussion on Puerto Rican cultural and political practices, black practices and texts have provided me ...

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