Item #290227 Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals. Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals

AK Press, November 2020. Paper Back. New. Item #290227
ISBN: 1849353972

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.


Deep, trans-species lessons for a world in crisis.

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Price: $15.00

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