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Anzaldúa and the New Mestiza Consciousness. Built prior to surface metaphors & less obvious. Metaphors Conceptual Psychological Sexual Spiritual Surface Virgen de Guadalupe La Malinche Serpent Eagle. Named, exterior, comparison. Resistance. Mark of the beast Society/male constructs

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Anzald a and the new mestiza consciousness

Anzaldúa and the New Mestiza Consciousness

Built prior to surface metaphors & less obvious

Metaphors

Conceptual

Psychological

Sexual

Spiritual

Surface

Virgen de Guadalupe

La Malinche

Serpent

Eagle

Named, exterior, comparison


Anzald a and the new mestiza consciousness

Resistance

  • Mark of the beast

    • Society/male constructs

    • Good is white/male

    • Bad is dark/female

  • Shadow beast

    • Forbidden inner knowledge

    • Myth: safety in the box


Reinterpretation

Reinterpretation

  • A fusion of opposites

    • Reinterpret history

    • Balance of both male and female

    • Heaven and the underworld

    • Mita y mita (half and half)

      • Homosexual power (access to different worlds)


Reconstruction

Reconstruction

  • Reinvent the female identity

  • Coexist with the oppressor

  • La facultad

  • All-inclusive metaphor

    • Nepantilism: Aztec word meaning torn between ways (conscious decision)


The new mestiza

The New Mestiza

  • Kenneth – Perhaps this is where you may want to begin your presentation - the connection between the article and the reading.

  • After you have inserted your portion – would you mind emailing it to me and I will save to my thumbnail for our class presentation.

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