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Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriquenas e-book

Author:

Aurora Levins Morales

Language:

English

Category:

Other

Subcategory:

Humanities

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1620 kb

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Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

South End Press (November 1, 2001)

Pages:

244

ISBN:

0896086445

Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriquenas e-book

by Aurora Levins Morales


Aurora Levins Morales is author of Medicine Stories: History, Culture, and the Politics of Integrity (South End Press . These are some of the ideas that clarified for me in reading this wonderful book full of stories that saved my soul from amnesia, numbness, and ignorance

Aurora Levins Morales is author of Medicine Stories: History, Culture, and the Politics of Integrity (South End Press, 1998) and Getting Home Alive (Firebrand, 1986). A Jewish "red diaper baby" from the mountains of Puerto Rico, Morales writes lucidly about the complexities of social identity. These are some of the ideas that clarified for me in reading this wonderful book full of stories that saved my soul from amnesia, numbness, and ignorance. I am a white woman now on her own path of unearthing stories from my past that can tell me who I am, where I come from, and how to heal a legacy of racism and sexism that still persists.

Full of medical folklore and healing tales, Remedios presents the history of the many women-and cultures-who have met at the crossroads of the islands of Puerto Rico. Beginning with the First Mother in sub-Saharan Africa more than 200,000 years ago, Aurora Levins Morales takes readers on a journey through time and around the globe.

Aurora Levins Morales is a Puerto Rican Ashkenazi Jewish feminist writer, historian and well-rounded radical. She is the author of six books including "Medicine Stories, Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas" and "Kindling: Writings on the Body.

In her book, Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas (1998) . Levins Morales is active in the emerging Disability Justice movement and speaks and writes about the politics of disability.

In her book, Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas (1998), her goal is to unearth the names of women deemed unimportant by the writers of official histories (Levins Morales, p. xvii). Short pieces interspersed throughout the narratives describe medicinal herbs and foods that symbolize the healing properties of the narratives that follow those sections. Levins Morales is active in the emerging Disability Justice movement and speaks and writes about the politics of disability Published works.

Remedios presents the history of the many women - and cultures - who have met at the crossroads of the island of Puerto Rico. Know your history, know your healing. com User, May 22, 2004. Interconnection is real. The violence of patriarchy, colonization, anti-semitism, and genocide are real. Our lives continue to be shaped by these violences; both intergenerational and contemporary.

Aurora Levins Morales’ poem on September 11 events, Shema, has been widely spread on the Internet as her most recent acclaimed piece of work. Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas. Works Cited Levins Morales, Aurora and Rosario Morales. New York: Firebrand Books, 1986 Levins Morales, Aurora. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998. -- -. Medicine Stories: History, Culture and the Politics of Integrity. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1998. Further Reading Benmayor, Rina.

Iron from of. The. History. Aurora Levins Morales, p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. book springs very much from the. rain-drenched red earth of Indiera. Also by Aurora Levins Morales: Getting Home Alive (with Rosario Morales). REMEDIOSife Stories of. Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriquenas. Aurora Levins Morales. Beacon Press Boston -. SE BR PN6071. INTRODUCTION: REVISION.

Aurora Levins Morales is a Puerto Rican Ashkenazi Jewish feminist . She is the author of six books including Medicine Stories, Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas and Kindling: Writings on the Body. She produces Letters from Earth, an environmental justice podcast, and is a member of JOCSM, the Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Caucus partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace, and the JVP Artists’ Council.

Morales incorporates sidebars on assorted healing herbs and plants . A confusing arrray of snapshots of women from the history of the Western hemisphere.

Morales incorporates sidebars on assorted healing herbs and plants (shades of Like Water for Chocolate) into this ostensible healing history. Some of the profiles are illuminating and fresh. We learn of the many women in conquistador Hern‡n CortÆ's's life, including his ill-fated first wife, whom he probably killed, his well-connected second wife, and his captured mistress. Intriguing tidbits throughout make the book worth reading, but the parts are stronger than the whole.

Full of medical folklore and healing tales, Remedios presents the history of the many womenâ?”and culturesâ?”who have met at the crossroads of the islands of Puerto Rico. Beginning with the First Mother in sub-Saharan Africa more than 200,000 years ago, Aurora Levins Morales takes readers on a journey through time and around the globe.

We learn of Juana de Asbaje, author of the "Reply to Sor Filotea" in 1693, the first feminist essay written in the New World; Gracia Nasi, Constantinople's "Queen of the Jews"; the African-American activist and warrior of words Ida B. Wells; and the unlikely martyr and symbol, Ethel Rosenberg.

Levins Morales weaves in her own story of pain and healing, ameliorated by the restorative power of memory, and bears witness to a larger history of resistance and abuse by women and men.

This historical memoir revives our connection to the forgotten lore of our grandmothers, featuring explanations of the medicinal properties of herbs and and foods such as rosemary, ginkgo, and banana. With love, joy, and defiance, Levins Morales offers Remedios as testimony to those barely recorded or known to history, the women who shaped our world.

Aurora Levins Morales is author of Medicine Stories: History, Culture, and the Politics of Integrity (South End Press, 1998) and Getting Home Alive (Firebrand, 1986). A Jewish "red diaper baby" from the mountains of Puerto Rico, Morales writes lucidly about the complexities of social identity. She teaches at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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Rose Of Winds
This is a fantastic scholarly and creative work. Well researched, Levins-Morales combines her own story as a thread that connects the disparate histories of women in Puerto Rico. The author references European, African and American Indian influences and how the melding of these cultures/peoples created what we consider today to be Puerto Rico. It is a hybrid book about a hybrid people. Suitable for all of those who want to connect to history from the people's perspective.
ZloyGenii
Very informative great buy
Xarcondre
Interconnection is real. Earth is real. The violence of patriarchy, colonization, anti-semitism, and genocide are real. Our lives continue to be shaped by these violences; both intergenerational and contemporary. Healing grows organically and is nurtured by roots of understanding, storytelling, compassion, courage.
These are some of the ideas that clarified for me in reading this wonderful book full of stories that saved my soul from amnesia, numbness, and ignorance. I am a white woman now on her own path of unearthing stories from my past that can tell me who I am, where I come from, and how to heal a legacy of racism and sexism that still persists.
Read about Jigonsaseh, a Seneca woman alive around 1560 who served as a peacemaker who helped to form the Iroquois Confederacy. Read about the Hammer of Witches, a treatise written in Germany in 1487 that outlined various marks and signs by which a woman could be recognized to be a witch and how to torture the Devil out of her. Read about the 1097 invasion of Muslim Syria by the Franj, Christian invaders from the north and south.
Most of all, enjoy the beautiful prose of Levins Morales...
"We are the ancestors of whom no record has been kept. We are trace elements in your bodies, minerals coloring your eyes, residue in your fingernails. You were not named for us. You don't know the places where our bones are, but we are in your bones. Because of us, you have relatives among the many tribes. You have cousins on the reservations. Do not forget how wide your roots are in this America. Do not forget." (92).

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