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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In order to better the thoughts, actions, and way mestiza women perceive themselves, and other’s views of them, this actualization must occur. Try to discuss the mestiz more. It creates a unique identity with multiple personalities because of the ability to accept all cultures.

It is any space where multiple identities, histories, and cultures overlap. This phenomenon actually transfigures the mestiza into someone transcendent of her boundaries. Posted by riverad at While this binary manifests in many forms, it essentially boils down to the age old us versus them dichotomy that is at the heart of all conflict.

However, the concept of the mestiza consciousness breaks away from this view, ” This is way of thinking can lead a Latino into thinking they are unfit for society and it can drive them into the Coatlicue state. There is no need to create an inferior culture, but instead blend the cultures. These Tejanos along with Chicanos and immigrant Latinos have formed an alternate culture around the border.

These feminist, post-modernist and post-structuralist theories are all working toward redirecting feminism to make it more inclusive. The author has indeed done a study; one that delves deep within the oneness of self.

This is a recurring theoretical stance in post-modern feminist writings: For example, a person can only be a male or a female, the way a person may identify themselves may only be as Mexican or American, it has to be one or the other, this or that, but never a mix of the two.

Anzaldua also emphasizes the need for all racialized cultures to acknowledge and respect those who identify as queer as there is queer in all cultures Anzaldua, She is the meaning of double consciousness and she is the only one that can solve worldy conflicts.


She introduces what she coins the “mestiza consciousness”, and the important effects of embracing it. It is a conventional way of thinking for the rest of the world to abhor the US. This answer is more easily stated than carried out however. You are commenting using your WordPress. La mestiza” is a product of the transfer of the cultural and spiritual values of one group to another” The countries still have their identities, but they take on new forms, they have the ability for mutually exclusive concepts such as nationalism diffuse with Americanism or internationalism.

You have some good ideas. It has to occur between people and individual frames of consciousness; having a consciousness of the Borderlands. In chapter 7, Anzaldua defines the mestiza consciousness as being aware of duality of the cultures that make up a mestiza. I liked your reply, but it would be good to see you elaborate more about dualistic thinking more in terms of gender and sexuality as Anzaldua acknowledges the transcendence of her identity in her role as a women, lesbian and mestiza.

This creates a better standing mentality than the patriarchal method of divisional and sub-categorization. Both of these entities were oppressing Anzaldua, causing her to establish a personal borderland.

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That is why Anzaldua says, ” I will not be shamed again; nor will a shame myself” Anzaldua because races can be racist. Laura Wilson May 28, at 8: Acknowledging the splits and contradictions within ourselves allows for the constructing and deconstructing of identity. Though I had similar thoughts, the connections are well established. Gabriel Escudero May 25, at 9: It is interesting to understand that divided loyalties show only one side of the multi-faceted and dynamic relation of identities and cultural boundaries.

When separating and dividing a group there is a negative implication in which insinuates any type of violence. Moreover, Anzaldua makes a plea for the recognition of the post-modern human.


La Conciencia de la Mestiza Towards a New Consciousness

The answer to the problem I conciencka reading your response because it flows so well and is very to the point. The inverse question can also be asked.

I really like your answer and explanation. La Conciencia de la Mestiza: This supercedes the need to identify either as oppressed or take on the position of the oppressor.

Only then can we see a way out of oppression through social revolution. While Anzaldua believes in compromise such as finding White allies to further the cause of minorities, and the concept of divided loyalties might show how one exclusive boundary of identity can melt into the boundaries of another, her idea of a new consciousness still recognizes the legitimacy of the struggle of the less powerful. Really la conciencia is to “see through serpent and eagle eyes. While they have Latin roots, they are mainly Indian.

This dualistic thinking is a black and white mentality that mestizos use to cope with the two sides of their heritage. Coming from two cultures creates this duality that confuses the person which limits the person, and having the ability for dualistic thinking allows the person to rightfully express their life. The struggle of the mestiza is above all a feminist one. Dualistic thinking seems to be already the current state of many people, which is why there is violence, rape, and war to begin with.

I really enjoyed your response as I thought it explained the mestiza identity really well. Crucial to the act of defining what makes different groups or individuals unique is also the act of finding the sameness co-existing among these differences.

The Mestiza consciousness stems from la mestiza raza, a mix of white, black, latino, Asian, all races.

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