Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals

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Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals

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Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean. Gumbs employs a brilliant mix of poetic sensibility and naturalist observation to show what they might teach us, producing not a specific agenda but an unfolding space for wondering and questioning. From the relationship between the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and Gumbs's Shinnecock and enslaved ancestors to the ways echolocation changes our understandings of "vision" and visionary action, this is a masterful use of metaphor and natural models in the service of social justice.

adrienne maree brown is author of Emergent Strategy and Pleasure Activism and co-editor of Octavis's Brood.

ISBN: 9781849353977

ISBN-10: 9781849353977

Publisher: AK Press

Publication Date: 11/17/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/17/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 120

Language: English


Feminism & Feminist Theory

Ethnic Studies - American - African American & Black Studies

Animals - Marine Life