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La conciencia de la mestiza:Towards a New Consciousness. AF. Ana Flores. Updated 31 March Transcript. Gloria Anzaldúa. “The fact that I . Gloria Anzaldua’s, “La Conciencia de la Mestiza” The chapter “Towards a New Consciousness” begins with a reference to Mexican author. La conciencia de la mestiza/towards a new consciousness: an inter-american conversation with Gloria Anzaldúa. Rev. Estud. Fem. [online]. , vol, n

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Reina Torres May 26, at 9: The problem with the new “mestizaje” is that they are recieving mixed, “often opposing messages,” from their parental cultures. This reconciliation then promotes plurality and the mestiza consciousness.

Great job in describing the New Mestiza as a warrior whose purpose is to end the ideology of racial purity. In Chapter 7, Anzaldua describes the mestiza mestizs as the “consciousness of the borderlands”. In chapter 7, Anzaldua explains the idea Mestiza consciousness. Other than that, I enjoyed reading your interpretation. Julia Lovelace May 26, at The Nonsequitaur May 26, at 6: In chapter 7 of Borderlands by Gloria Anzaldua, Anzaldua presents the concept of Mestiza Consciousness which is a similar concept to that of Vasconcelos and his cosmic race.

La Conciencia de la Mestiza Towards a New Consciousness

Anzaldua makes it clear that the separation of groups are the cause for most problems in America. When dealing with cultural conflict the mestiza is a “creature that questions the definitions of light and dark and gives them new meanings” To begin to tease out the ideas inherent in this quote from Anzaldua, a description of the Borderlands is essential. Azalia Martinez May 26, at 7: In chapter seven, Anzaldua introduces the “mestiza consciousness”. Since there are more interracial marriages, it is ds to have a mestiz lla.

With this strength she “learns to transform the small ‘I’ into the total Self Anzaldua In having to exam multiple points of view the mestiza develops a new sort of consciousness as she is able to or rather is forced to pick out and eliminate all the flaws in each culture to create a more complete understanding of the world.


Only then can we see a way out of oppression through social revolution. Moreover, the Borderlands are any space where those in the lower, middle, and upper classes approximate each other, where people of different races live together socially, and where cultures merge.

It is inclusive insofar as it understands identity as being beyond consviousness and Western binary constructs. Pricila Jimbo May 28, at At its base it’s the belief that things don’t occur in a spectrum. Without a doubt, this is the work of a woman who has achieved understanding of highly significant things in life, at a necessary level for change, and for a new consciousness.

The merging of the mestiza culture alongside the current world brings forth a mindset that combines both perspectives to understand the conflict and better resolve. Towards a New Consciousness, Anzaldua posits the construction of identities as multiple, hybrid, and more specifically created as a result of the Borderlands. We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. I like your analysis of the dual perspectives.

The Mestiza lives in a world that consists of a split between cultures and gender and works to create her own sense of reality by accepting both worlds and molding them to reflect her. The culture collision is cause by the differences in culture, politics and other aspects of life, and these differences leads to the exploitation of one by the perceived higher power. The mestiza consciousness would allow a society to come together and put aside differences.

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It is the end of a dualistic thinking, and the step to an embracing of wholeness that can lead to an “uprooting” in the individual and a collective consciousness that could end all violences. They are not people because they do not fall into the categories that we accept as people.



The realization of the mestiza can create a new conscience that strays away from the black and white paradigm. Anyssa May 26, at 8: I enjoyed reading your response because it flows so well and is very to the point.

Ohhh thats concienccia good one Sonia.

Phillip VanZale May 26, at 5: Juan Capilla May 26, at 7: This massive uprooting of dualistic thinking requires a grand unity within the people. The duality of thought referenced by Gloria Anzaldua does not have a specific subject.

Many see it as imposible for the two ideals to interact and coesist as they contrict eachother, when in reality they need nea another in order to validate their belifes.

She does not fall within a clean cut box or definition, but transforms and encompasses many things. Leaving it too open could include language which Anzaldua would harshly disagree with.

Juan, your response was very clear and concise.

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I like your point that you are trying to make but I feel like you should elaborate more on the change this would make. In my opinion it was very strong and i didn’t find any flaws. I enjoyed reading your response and liked your fluid incorporation of ds. Gloria Anzaldua, in particular, is among the many feminist theorists that move into the realm o f addressing post-modern identities.