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Faculty Book: Christa Davis Acampora, ed.

Angela L. Cotton and Christa Davis Acampora, eds.

Cultural Sites of Critical Insight: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and African American and Native American Women’s Writings
(SUNY Press, 2007)

African American and Native American women writers are subjects of the essays in this volume, people such as Toni Morrison, Leslie Silko, Alice Walker, Linda Hogan, Paula Gunn Allen, Luci Tapahonso, Phillis Wheatley, and Sherley Anne Williams. The contributors, drawing on interdisciplinary, feminist, and comparative methods in examining their works, offer fresh perspectives on art and beauty, truth, justice, community, and the creating of a good and happy life. They make the writers more accessible for critical consideration in the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, and critical theory. They also formulate unique frameworks for interpreting the multiple levels of complex, cultural play between Native American and African American women writers in America, and pave the way for innovative hermeneutic possibilities for reassessing writers of both traditions. Christa Davis Acampora is an associate professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: FEB 15, 2007

Category: Faculty Books | Philosophy