Borderlands : the new mestiza = La frontera / Gloria Anzaldúa.

by Anzaldúa, GloriaLooking glass.

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Aunt Lute Books, [2007]Edition: Third edition.Description: 20 unnumbered pages, 255 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781879960749; 1879960745.Other title: Frontera.Subject(s): Mexican American women -- Poetry | Mexican-American Border Region -- Poetry
Partial contents:
The homeland, Aztlán -- Movimientos de rebeldiá y las culturas que traicionan -- Entering into the serpent -- La herencia de Coatlicue -- How to tame a wild tongue -- Tlilli, Tlapalli -- La conciencia de la mestiza.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255). Language: Text in English and Spanish. Summary: Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the groundbreaking essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged how we think about identity. Borderlands/La Frontera remapped our understanding of what a "border" is, seeing it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This 20th-anniversary edition features new commentaries from prominent activists, artists, and teachers on the legacy of Anzaldúa's visionary work.--From publisher description.
Item type Home library Collection Class number Status Date due Barcode Item reservations
Long loan London College of Communication
Main collection
Printed books 811.54 ANZ (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 54125701
Total reservations: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Rooted in Gloria Anzald#65533;a's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the groundbreaking essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged how we think about identity. Borderlands/La Frontera remapped our understanding of what a "border" is, seeing it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This twentieth-anniversary edition features new commentaries from prominent activists, artists, and teachers on the legacy of Gloria Anzald#65533;a's visionary work.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255).

The homeland, Aztlán -- Movimientos de rebeldiá y las culturas que traicionan -- Entering into the serpent -- La herencia de Coatlicue -- How to tame a wild tongue -- Tlilli, Tlapalli -- La conciencia de la mestiza.

Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the groundbreaking essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged how we think about identity. Borderlands/La Frontera remapped our understanding of what a "border" is, seeing it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This 20th-anniversary edition features new commentaries from prominent activists, artists, and teachers on the legacy of Anzaldúa's visionary work.--From publisher description.

Text in English and Spanish.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

A native of the Southwest, Anzaldua is a Chicana lesbian feminist theorist, creative writer, editor, and activist. She has taught Chicano studies, feminist studies, and writing at a number of universities. In addition, she has conducted writing workshops around the world and has been a contributing editor for the feminist literary journal Sinister Wisdom since 1984. She has also been active in the migrant farm workers movement.

Anzaldua first came to critical attention with an anthology she coedited with Cherrie Moraga, another Chicana lesbian feminist theorist and writer. Titled This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), the anthology includes poetry, fiction, autobiographical writing, criticism, and theory by Chicana, African American, Asian American, and Native American women who advocate change in academia and the culture at large.

Anzaldua is well known for her second book, Borderlands/La Frontera (1987). It combines prose and poetry, history, autobiography, and criticism in Spanish, English, as well as Tex-Mex and Nahautl. Its purpose is to interrogate and deconstruct sexual, psychological, and spiritual borderlands as well as the United States-Mexican border. In 1990 Many Faces/Making Souls was published.

Anzaldua currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Footer