IN STRUGGLE: THREE FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON ANTI-SEMITISM AND RACISM
Yours in Struggle is a book of essays jointly authored by Elly Bulkin,
Minnie Bruce Pratt, and Barbara Smith. It was originally published by Long Haul Press in
1984, and re-issued by Firebrand Books in 1988. It contains:
Minnie Bruce Pratts "Identity: Skin Blood Heart"
Barbara Smiths "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Relationships/ Between Black
and Jewish Women"
Elly Bulkins "Hard Ground: Jewish Identity, Racism, and Anti-Semitism
Yours in Struggle has been adopted for classroom use in hundreds of colleges and
universities, and has been a manual for grassroots organizing. It is now considered a
From the authors to "our readers":
"Yours in Struggle grew out of the three of us having known each
other for several years. We are all lesbians who have worked together politically and
respect each others work. This book happened because we were able to talk to each
other in the first place, despite our very different identities and backgroundswhite
Christian-raised Southerner, Afro-American, Ashkenazi Jew. Each of us speaks only for
herself, and we do not necessarily agree with each other. Yet we believe our cooperation
on this book indicates possibilities for coalition work.
We are writing as part of a growing dialogue among women whose backgrounds and political
perspectives are far more diverse than our own. We are aware that a great deal more can be
said about anti-Semitism and racism than we can possibly say here. And we are particularly
aware of how much more needs to be done about these issues. As activists, we hope
that our writing will support the organizing being done by women in our communities."
A classic commentary of post-colonial feminist theory was written about "Identity:
Skin Blood Heart" by Biddy Martin and Chandra Talpade Mohanty. Their essay,
"Feminist Politics: Whats Home Got To Do With It?" was published in Feminist
Studies, Critical Studies, edited by Teresa de Laurentis.
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with Elly Bulkin and Barbara Smith
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