This anthology foregrounds scholarly activist and creative reflections on spirit spirituality and spiritual activism anzalda 2002a from the perspectives of chicana latina and indigenous women we the coeditors elisa facio and irene lara have been studying chicana latina and indigenous womens spiritualities and just as . Fleshing the spirit spirituality and activism in chicana latina and indigenous womens lives edited by elisa facio and irene lara portrays spirituality as a down to earth reachable and unifying state. And irene laras edited collection fleshing the spirit spirituality and activism in chicana latina and indigenous womens lives explores the political decolo nizing possibilities in spirituality or what borrowing from gloria anzalda who introduced the term into feminist theory and womens and gender studies. Fleshing the spirit spirituality and activism in chicana latina and indigenous womens lives elisa facio irene lara fleshing the spirit brings together established and new writers to explore the relationships between the physical body the spirit and spirituality and social justice activism. In this way the authors describe the spiritual journeys of chicana latina and indigenous women who struggled against oppressive social and religious systems to find wholeness and empowerment in indigenous and feminine images of the divine and to continue to resist injustice
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