Norma Alarcón

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Norma Alarcón (born November 30, 1943) is a Chicana author and publisher in the United States. She is the founder of Third Woman Press and a major figure in Chicana feminism. She is Professor Emerita of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • I question whether feminism can be defined without saying that it harbors an idealist political philosophy that calls for a thorough transformation of our society, that seeks to deconstruct and reconstruct the world so that it is habitable for girls, women, and our queer futurity.
    • ""Conjugations: The Insurrection of Subjugated Knowledges and Exclusionary Practices," Chicana/Latina Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, Spring 2014
  • My feminist idealism will not yield to pragmatism because it feels like giving up on the future we want to have and in which we want to live.
    • ""Conjugations: The Insurrection of Subjugated Knowledges and Exclusionary Practices," Chicana/Latina Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, Spring 2014
  • To Freud's confusion on what do women want, I would say we want to dismantle a racist and misogynist heteronormative patriarchy that sucks the life out of women.
    • ""Conjugations: The Insurrection of Subjugated Knowledges and Exclusionary Practices," Chicana/Latina Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, Spring 2014

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