Here we have a copy of that Mignolo journal issue/book our library does not have. There’s an article by Sanjinés on the nation and it explains why the B. Anderson model does not work. And an article by J.D. Saldívar on Anzaldúa that thinks, as I have claimed to do, that what she does with … More The coloniality of power
Lomnitz-Adler talks about mestizaje and, or as deculturation. It’s not a place of exuberance but of loss. Is why the mestizaje fans spend so much time on healing? Titles: Original: Decentered discourse? Problematizing the “Borderlands” Next: Rereading Borderlands: Las márgenes de Gloria Anzaldúa Then: Transnational Borderlands? Las márgenes de Gloria Anzaldúa Then: Border trouble? Intersectionality … More Mestizaje and deculturation
From March 2017: “…mestizo and mestizaje…are doubly hybrid. On the one hand they house an empirical hybridity, built upon eighteenth and nineteenth century racial taxonomies and according to which ‘mestizos’ are non-indigenous individuals, the result of biological or cultural mixtures. Yet, mestizos’ genealogy starts earlier, when ‘mixture’ denoted transgression of the rule of faith, and … More Más y más mestizos
“Liminality” – p. 6 “Subaltern Representation” – p. 12 “Difference and Wholeness” – p. 19 [here check the Beverley reference] “Mestizaje” – p. 24 “Beyond Hybridity” – p. 36 Axé.
That point has been raised before (Castillo/Tabuenca) and responded to by Mariana Ortega. The problem is twofold. One issue, as scholars like Irwin (2001), Castillo and Tabuenca (2002), Saldaña-Portillo (2003), Castillo (2006) and Medina (2008) have noted, is that the borderlands in Anzaldúa’s model are very specifically the United States side of the Mexican border. … More Weak first draft of conclusion (it looks fine here but I don’t think I can include all of this)
Tabuenca has written a great deal more, but all of it would have to come by interlibrary loan, so I am saving that reading for the next time I write on Anzaldúa. In another key, this is her interesting syllabus. * Then there is the Robert Irwin article (see 518-519 on Anzaldúa, and the discussion … More (María) Socorro Tabuenca (Córdoba)
I have to read that old Robert Young book, Colonial Desire. I never did. Meanwhile, Rubén Medina is a smart person I met randomly at one MLA early on, and who has been smart since. I need to find an old article of his, “Gloria Anzaldúa: The Politicsand Poetics of Mestizaje”, in Crítica: A Journal … More Rubén Medina
…and we will try… Axé.
The thing about Anzaldúa’s book is that it is not just about any borderlands, it is about a specific region. Yes, I know she extrapolates a great deal from there, but it is STILL into largely US based theory (gone global). But it is from a region and the writing voice does have an identity, … More Borderlands
I have to get the things I said I would, and López Velarde, and the Anzaldúa book I don’t have, and that’s there. I ordered the other one, and might donate it to the library. I’ll see about the Thomas Ward article (Gloria Anzaldúa y la lucha fronteriza). I’m keeping in mind this manifesto on … More La bibliothèque