Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza By Gloria E. Anzaldúa Sonia Saldívar-Hull, Borderlands La Frontera The New Mestiza Anzaldua a Chicana native of Texas explores in prose and poetry the murky precarious existence of those living on the frontier between cultures and languages Writing in a lyrical mixture of Spanish
  • Title: Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
  • Author: Gloria E. Anzaldúa Sonia Saldívar-Hull
  • ISBN: 9781879960572
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza By Gloria E. Anzaldúa Sonia Saldívar-Hull, Anzaldua, a Chicana native of Texas, explores in prose and poetry the murky, precarious existence of those living on the frontier between cultures and languages Writing in a lyrical mixture of Spanish and English that is her unique heritage, she meditates on the condition of Chicanos in Anglo culture, women in Hispanic culture, and lesbians in the straight world Her essaAnzaldua, a Chicana native of Texas, explores in prose and poetry the murky, precarious existence of those living on the frontier between cultures and languages Writing in a lyrical mixture of Spanish and English that is her unique heritage, she meditates on the condition of Chicanos in Anglo culture, women in Hispanic culture, and lesbians in the straight world Her essays and poems range over broad territory, moving from the plight of undocumented migrant workers to memories of her grandmother, from Aztec religion to the agony of writing Anzaldua is a rebellious and willful talent who recognizes that life on the border, life in the shadows, is vital territory for both literature and civilization Venting her anger on all oppressors of people who are culturally or sexually different, the author has produced a powerful document that belongs in all collections with emphasis on Hispanic American or feminist issues.
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    1. Gloria E. Anzaldúa Sonia Saldívar-Hull

      Gloria E Anzald a was a scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory She loosely based her best known book, Borderlands La Frontera The New Mestiza, on her life growing up on the Mexican Texas border and incorporated her lifelong feelings of social and cultural marginalization into her work.When she was eleven, her family relocated to Hargill, Texas Despite feeling discriminated against as a sixth generation Tejana and as a female, and despite the death of her father from a car accident when she was fourteen, Anzald a still obtained her college education In 1968, she received a B.A in English, Art, and Secondary Education from Pan American University, and an M.A in English and Education from the University of Texas at Austin While in Austin, she joined politically active cultural poets and radical dramatists such as Ricardo Sanchez, and Hedwig Gorski.After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English from the then Pan American University now University of Texas Pan American , Anzald a worked as a preschool and special education teacher In 1977, she moved to California, where she supported herself through her writing, lectures, and occasional teaching stints about feminism, Chicano studies, and creative writing at San Francisco State University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Florida Atlantic University, among other universities from See also tshaonline handbook onlin

    465 thoughts on “Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza”

    1. Anzald a s most famous work, a collection of essays and poetry is a refreshing and important book I read this for my Chicana literature course and it is by far the touchstone of Chicana studies Anzald a writes very personal but powerful essays on what it means to be Chicana and what it s like living in a country in which she is seen as a second or third class citizen Her poetry is political but highly readable and perfectly complements the essays in this collection I highly recommend this work, [...]

    2. I wrote a substantial paper about the racial essentialism in this book, but here I will only give a short explanation for why it s a mediocre book Before beginning, I should state that I or less accept Anzald a s account of southwestern history, but I disagree strongly with her political goals conclusions, methodology, and understanding of race nation.1 The poetry is not good Anzald a might be a great poet in Spanish I can t read Spanish, so I don t know but she is not a good poet in English C [...]

    3. Culture is made by those in power men Males make the rules and laws women transmit them Anzaldua, 16This is really a great book that I will surely go back to over and over There is a certain point that i find revolutionary and inspiring to me in this text In the second chapter, Anzaldua navigates her position between a patriarchal culture and the white man s violence At page 22, Anzaldua mentions sisters who glorify colored cultures to offset the extreme devaluation of it by white culture I pers [...]

    4. Gorgeous writing, crafting a way of seeing, experiencing, being in the world Identity politics at its most rooted and important The first half of this book is a critical theory essay on the epistemology way of knowing of a person whose very being is sin front ras, crossing borders Chicana, mestiza, queer, woman, class mobile and educated, critical This first part devolves a little into esoteric musings I couldn t always grasp reading, listening, but acknowledging that I didn t understand Sometim [...]

    5. i have read, am reading, and will continue to read this text as part of preparing for my masters exam in literature specifically, i am looking at the borderland that anzaldua speaks of as a place of passing racial, sexual, class for individuals, and what it means to constantly exist in that space, without a homeland to move toward or away from anzalduas prose and poetry are both symbolic and dense parts of the book are written in spanish, and my understanding of the language is embarrassingly ba [...]

    6. Borderlands La Frontera The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzald a is a HIGHLY recommended book for anyone interested in indigenous religion, gender studies, the history of the Southwestern United States, the history of the Chicano people, and ALL women of color.Some passages that resound A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary.The world is not a safe place to live in We shiver in separate cells in enclosed cities, shoulders hunched, barel [...]

    7. This book appeals to me on an anthropological level it brought back a lot of memories of my cultural anthropology classes The author, however, goes above and beyond to explain defend her culture while maintaining an accusatory tone towards European American white culture This type of writing is neither unique nor unexpected, so the author s attitude doesn t bother or surprise me Studying anthropology has definitely made me aware of the pitfalls of ethnocentrism as well as the joys of learning ab [...]

    8. For the mid 80s thinking and theory about the intersection of culture, race, and feminism this book is radical A bible to understanding what it means to live in a borderland a fast read, engaging, but VERY thought provoking the form mixes, Spanish Chicanoism, poetry, prose, theory, academia, and the essay Anzaldua continually disrupts you and the text, always evolving the question of identity.

    9. divagaciones de una poulain.blDesde que le a Sandra Cisneros Caramelo y La casa en Mango Street he estado buscando desesperadamente literatura chicana No mexicana No, chicana, escrita en ingl s y publicada en ingl s por inmigrantes en Estados Unidos Preferentemente de chicanos, mexicanos, pero cualquier inmigrante est bien o hijos de migrantes, me da exactamente igual Gloria E Anzald a es Texana de sexta generaci n, dice el libro su familia ya estaba all cuando Texas era aun territorio mexicano, [...]

    10. It s hard to review something this good, this special, this singular It also seems unnecessary After all, this is a germinal, oft referenced, essential book for reasons that quickly become self evident after opening its pages But I can offer a sentence or two, despite sounding like ad copy What Anzald a offers here, among other things, is a powerful weaving of psychoanalysis with a meditation of the radical heterogeneity of identities and experiences organized under the rubrics of indigenous, Ch [...]

    11. Cu l es la historia que debemos construir C mo construimos esa historia Qui n debe contarla Qu idioma Qu es el idioma La tinta es el camino para deconstruir la cultura o construirla La imagen de la mujer se traduce en un nuevo cuerpo que reclama un nuevo lugar.Which is the History that we should build How do we build that History Who should tell the History Which language What is language Black ink as a way to deconstruct culture or build it The image of women is translated into a new body that [...]

    12. This book is one of the classics in feminist decolonial theory It s a beautiful story about Anzaldua s life as a Chicana growing up near the US Mexico border I could relate to what she says about mixed races and borders and identity But somehow I found it difficult to agree with her on culture Blanket generalizations about culture being bad never sit well with me since we are never outside of culture, and so presumably good and bad both come from culture.

    13. Wild, formidable, preoccupied with Kristevian semiotics Gloria Anzaldua ambitiously discusses how la mestiza must straddle three cultures American, Mexican, and Indigenous, and asserts that what is needed is a tolerance for ambiguity and an internalization of the mulitplicity of female selves She describes this internalization as an internalization of the attributes of the Nahua Goddess, Coatlicue A very sensual, politically and socially conscious book.

    14. Exhausting A lot of it resonated with me so much that I found myself rereading certain passages immediately, which frankly is work than I usually put into my leisure reading That s also probably why it took me 5 months to finish

    15. This book is important for many people However, I am not one of those people As much as I want to wholeheartedly endorse Anzald a, I just can t There are some great ideas in this book but they re all inextricably tied up with essentialist claims about gender, race, and ethnicity To read and use Anzald a, one has to take on her biological metaphysics and spirituality And I just can t take those things on I don t believe that Indian blood is different from any other human s blood I don t think it [...]

    16. HowOhHowOhHowOhHow did I make it this long without reading this book It would feel weird to say I love it, it s that close I always felt like chicana mestizas were talking about me, the greek gringo mestiza it all sounds right but WHAT GENRE IS IT It doesn t read like your typical essay or memoir LOTS OF EXPOSITION which I adore, but which usually gets nailed in workshop So what is this book Why do we care Because we are writing a comps essay, first of all and second of all, because when I write [...]

    17. This book was amazing I can t believe I barely discovered it last semester She is so brilliant I hate that I discovered her after she passed away I wish I would have had the chance to meet her There are so quotes in this book that I love She really captures what it is like to embrace all the pieces of yourself even though society is constantly telling you to choose She captures what its like when even people within your own ethnic group who claim they understand turn around and tell you that you [...]

    18. Alas, I don t remember much of it now, but it s a book that was conceptually eye opening Wish I owned a copy so I could return to it.

    19. El libroAunque parezca imposible, mediante una operaci n matem tica incorrecta y casi por obra de magia, los opuestos se mezclan para engendrar una sola cosa, distinta, contradictoria, pero real Esta es la conclusi n a la que tuvo que llegar Gloria Anzald a para aceptarse a s misma mestiza, feminista y lesbiana El relato de este feliz encuentro est en Borderlands La Frontera, un libro que es, al mismo tiempo, autobiograf a, ensayo y poes a, y que est escrito en spanglish, una mezcla de ingl s y [...]

    20. Having finished the first portion of the book as the rest is poetry , I can say that I quite enjoyed it The book reads like a monologue, something I believe Anzaldua intended She stated that she s an adamant believers in writing truths and I was struck with how blatantly open her words were and how much they hit home I don t refer to myself as a Chicana as my Word Processor underlines chicana as a misspelled word, substituting it for Chicano, I m remind of Anzaldua s passage Chicanas use nosotro [...]

    21. Gloria Anzaldua is a borderland She sticks to no confines because rigidity is death She knows who she is and she knows that she is ever changing She knows her culture, she knows her history, and she knows her biography.In Borderlands La Frontera, feminist Chicana Anzaldua uses several forms of writing fiction, poetry, social history to share with the world her culture Through code switching, she writes about what it means to be Mexican, American, and Native American She explores how the Treaty o [...]

    22. A buck toothed kid who grows up in a mixed working class family with a Mexican dad she only sees on Mondays for most of her life falls in love with cyborgs and years later comes across this book at the tail end of a bereft and difficult two years where she s been too sad and overcome with anger at the world to find anything in it to ground herself Roses and serpents and la Virgen de Guadalupe and spanish words and spirit language and dark stillness This continent we walk on has a history as old [...]

    23. living in the san francisco mission district i realize i want to know about malinche, holding antinormative spirits close within ambient colonized desire, sifting through a miscellaneous array of semi viable compromises if consciousness perceiving the phenomenon is always some kind of compromise, then how do we speak about this particular view from the street in amerikkka people use this book to be able to turn compromise into a plus, and i really feel that but i can t go there all the time wit [...]

    24. Borderlands La Frontera is supposed to be an important Latina feminist work, and I m sure it was groundbreaking when it came out and important to many people now I didn t really enjoy the poetry half the book or the experimental writing forms a good part of the other half I really enjoyed some parts of the book, such as Gloria Anzaldua s discussions on languages we speak and sexuality, but being bored by seventy percent of the book did not really leave me with a great impression.

    25. Essays and poetry about the Texas SW Mexico borderlands, selected as one of the Best Books of the Year by Library Journal in 1987, which might explain why it is on the library shelf that and the fact the library is in a town in a state which is part of the Borderlands This is her home this thin edge of barb wire.

    26. A little too pissed off for my taste There s nowhere to go with that anger like when someone therapeutically dumps all their crap on you and then THEY feel better meanwhile, you re left with nothing but a steaming pile of doo doo I suppose I could find a eloquent way of saying that, but you get the idea.

    27. read this for class a lot of it was really engaging, like the historical info and identity connectivity thereof but a lot of it just didn t do it for me strange and uncomfortable which im sure was liberating for the author as a writer but not always a great experience for the reader.

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