Undrowned Black Feminist Lessons From Marine Mammals

Author: Alexis Pauline Gumbs; adrienne maree brown (Foreword by)
Homepage 9781849353977

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  • : $30.00(AUD)
  • : 9781849353977
  • : AK Press
  • : AK Press
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  • : November 2020
  • : 29.99
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  • : Alexis Pauline Gumbs; adrienne maree brown (Foreword by)
  • : Emergent Strategy Ser.
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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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 anunfolding 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.