In her visionary, transformational book, Sara C. Motta risks the personal, birthing new-yet-ancient (ancestral) modes of knowing, being, and becoming that profoundly challenge conventional western epistemology, ontology, and metaphysics. Using poetry, prose, prayers, conversations, guided visualizations, ceremonies, rituals, case studies, and more, she offers a revolutionary, heretical alternative to modernity’s spirit phobia. Her embodied wor(l)ds demonstrate the generative power of multiplicity, interconnectivity, and the erotic. Liminal Subjects invites readers to fully embrace our enfleshed, trauma-inflected, bruised-yet-becoming-whole selves; listen with raw openness to our exiled inner and outer selves; access our bodies’ sacred wisdom; speak new stories into existence; and enact radical modes of decolonial love.
Winner of ISA Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Book Prize, 2019