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Affirmative Acts

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Affirmative Acts: Political Essays marks the twenty-fifth book in the celebrated career of poet, essayist, activist, and professor June Jordan. The recipient of the Lila Wallace Readers Digest and the PEN West Freedom to Write Awards, Jordan has created a widely influential and ground-breaking body of work over several decades. With the same clear-sighted passion found in her classic essay collections, Civil Wars and Living Room, in Affirmative Acts, Jordan writes brilliantly about controversial, critical, and timely issues that are currently at the center of American debate.

Whether discussing the tragic dismantling of affirmative action; ruminating on the combustible intersections of race, class, gender, and injustice; reflecting on the palpable hatred that infuses American society; or speaking out against worldwide suffering, June Jordan paints, as in her previous works, what she calls "an intimate face of universal struggle".

Intuitive, eloquent, and caustic, Affirmative Acts addresses the human meaning of social, racial, political, and economic conflict.

Synopsis:

Piercingly intuitive, eloquent, and caustic, Affirmative Acts is an address to the social, economic, racial, and political conflicts that mar the otherwise beautiful human experience.

In this new collection of political essays, Jordan explores the confusion of an America in the grip of pseudo-multiculturalism and political intolerance. Continuing in the tradition of her classic collections Civil Wars and Technical Difficulties, Jordan acquaints readers with moments of American life threatened by social negligence and economic despair. With her characteristic insight, Jordan unveils how these too-frequent bouts of civil unrest bring out the weakest parts of the American spirit and challenges readers to remain inspired as society approaches the millennium.

June Jordan's wisdom shines through in this brilliant collection of inspirational essays, which will be eagerly awaited by Jordan loyalists and enjoyed by her new readers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385492256
Author:
Jordan, June
Publisher:
Anchor
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Women's rights
Subject:
Affirmative action programs
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1980-
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
African-American & Black
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19981020
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.30x5.76x.82 in. .61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Piercingly intuitive, eloquent, and caustic, Affirmative Acts is an address to the social, economic, racial, and political conflicts that mar the otherwise beautiful human experience.

In this new collection of political essays, Jordan explores the confusion of an America in the grip of pseudo-multiculturalism and political intolerance. Continuing in the tradition of her classic collections Civil Wars and Technical Difficulties, Jordan acquaints readers with moments of American life threatened by social negligence and economic despair. With her characteristic insight, Jordan unveils how these too-frequent bouts of civil unrest bring out the weakest parts of the American spirit and challenges readers to remain inspired as society approaches the millennium.

June Jordan's wisdom shines through in this brilliant collection of inspirational essays, which will be eagerly awaited by Jordan loyalists and enjoyed by her new readers.

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