Amplify: Graphic Narratives of Feminist Resistance
In this highly original text—a collaboration between a college professor, a playwright, and an artist—graphic storytelling offers an emotionally resonant way for readers to understand and engage with feminism and resistance.
Issues of gender roles, intersectionality, and privilege are explored in seven beautifully illustrated graphic vignettes. Each vignette highlights unique moments and challenges in the struggle for feminist social justice. Brief background information provides context for the uninitiated, and further readings are suggested for those who would like to learn more. Finally, carefully crafted discussion questions help readers probe the key points in each narrative while connecting specific stories to more general concepts in gender studies and feminist theory.
- Division: Higher Education
- World Rights
- Page Count: 160 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
"This is the book for you if you have ever struggled to reconcile the academic, artistic, and activist sides of yourself: it combines feminist analysis and history with compelling discussion questions and striking illustrations of recent political struggles. This is the book for you if you are ready to learn about social justice in a fresh way that engages multiple learning styles and modes of expression: lead a class or a discussion group by showing an image, posing a debate question, reading an excerpt, or pursuing one of the research activities provided. This is the rare book that treats its readers as equals by showing us all how we can join the conversation and take up the struggle."
Lucas Crawford, Department of English, University of New Brunswick
Author InformationNorah Bowman is Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor in the English Literature Department at Okanagan College.
Meg Braem is a Governor General Award-nominated playwright based in Calgary.
Dominique Hui is a graduate of OCADU and a freelance artist/illustrator based in Toronto.
Table of contents
Part One: Introduction
Part Two: Feminism and Women as Leaders in Resistance
1. Harsha Walia
2. Leymah Gbowee
3. Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi
Part Three: Feminism and Resistance Collectives
4. Pussy Riot
5. Idle No More
6. Rote Zora
7. The Women of the Black Panther Party
Part Four: Learning Resources
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