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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Because “a mestize, walking out of one culture and into another This consciousness should be flexible enough to adapt to the contradictions imposed by the environment because the only way to eliminate the prejudices is to get to know each other. Ethan, I like your statement, “with us, or against us”, and found your perspective on the spectrum interesting.

This consciousness, through its ability to break down paradigms, introduces a new perspective into the world that has the power to heal the wounds between opposing forces. The mestiza can break away from the limited cultural perception because it is not rigid. This is indicated in the statement: I think this response needs more elaboration on your points.

The mestiza uses a double consciousness to engulf all aspects of her identity to promote her identity in its entirety.

Elizabeth M May 26, at It is important to reiterate that this new consciousness and new identity should not be seen in a negative way. You presented a solution using the text which is good.

It reaches an extensive amount of subjects, but ultimately relates to one idea. Through this, she speaks about the mestiza woman and the struggle of controlling her psychological borders. El choque de un alma atrapado entre el mundo del espiritu y el mundo de la tecnica a veces la deja entullada When a soul lives between the world of spirits and the technical one it is often stifled. Even though Anzaldua writes from a different place than other theorists like Haraway and Butler, it seems as though she influences and is influenced conscioksness their post-modern writings of identity.

Choose one Discuss the following statement: The idea of a cosmic race as presented by Jose Vasconcelos works in sharp contrast to this idea where the crossing over of sides exists with the intent to create “inclusivity” 99 rather than exclusivity. For this reason, a mestiza consciousness is needed.


La Conciencia de la Mestiza Towards a New Consciousness

Ultimately, it is in a constant state of ambiguity, and this ambiguity must be tolerated. The concept of divided loyalties concienciz the readers in the intricacies of the dualities of race. While two different ways of thinking can often exist in harmony, Anzaldua claims that the dualism that ka is talking about “Splits people” and rather than that, we should be breaking down this destructive way of thinking to focus on progression and thusly we will become more inclusive and unified as a society.

I agree with Gustavo about the consciousnees quote, and I think that you explained a mestiza’s multiple personalities very well, but you never really touched on how they have developed a tolerance for contradictions. Saldivar introduced the term to us, “living within the hyphen” of Mexican-American. Email required Address never made public. I agree with Lucy, I feel as though you were on the right track but failed to provide any evidence to support your ideas.

Yazmin Caballero May 27, at Too often, individuals create divisions amongst themselves and other groups of people. I appreciate how besides race, you brought in sexual divides. Anzaldua believes that through the breaking down of dualistic thinking and implementing a more unified and inclusive manner of behavior and thinking, society will be able to advance and progress beyond the rape, violence, and war. I agree that in order to resolve all conflict that this idea would need to be overcome on a universal scale.

Julia Lovelace May 26, at Gabriel Escudero May 23, at 9: As opposed to either being inside of oppressive culture or on the constitutive outside, Anzaldua understands identity as being completely immersed in the Borderlands, the space where cultures not only merge and collide but also where difference, diversity, and contradiction is celebrated.

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. Pricila Jimbo May 28, at It is a conventional way of thinking for the rest of the world to abhor the US. La mestiza therefore has a “dual However, I think your argument would have been stronger if you had textual support. As humans we like to compartmentalize and categorize because it makes the world easier to comprehend.


Jasmine Madrigal May 26, at 8: I really enjoyed the fact that you mentioned that one must stop seeing themselves as the oppressed in order to be empowered. Essentially, these are struggles that co-exist, overlap, cascade and confront each other. An individual who is Mestiza is a walking contradiction because they are of Indian and Spanish blood. She is attaining, through an overcoming of ambiguity and struggle, a new sense of self that she implores the reader to embrace as well and take pride in, but also to take responsibly.

In this world of dualities—male-female, whites-other races, subject-object, self-society, among others—we are always confronted with identities. Dualistic thinking separates the two distinct sides instead of mixing them to create a hybrid train of thought which is why it must be uprooted.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. I would say that as a mestiza you have multiple identies because of the multiple cultures but I also agree wirh that two cultures help create one strongly. In this case the dualistic thinking that has to be destroyed in order for the brain to take the concepts of collective consciousness. I would like to think it is.

She learns that her responsibility as a mestiza is to renew her ideals, and then her cultures, to become conscious of the social injustices and right them. Anzaldua also emphasizes the need for all towarsd cultures to acknowledge and respect those who identify as queer as there is queer in all cultures Anzaldua, Clearly, when an individual or the collective consciousness of a culture aspires for such hybridization, loyalties are automatically compromised or divided.

How you present it makes it clear that it exsist buy hoew dose it function and concieencia bettert then dulistic thinking? The new mestiza has to solve conflict by adapting to different viewpoints and “tolerating contradictions,” because, like a Starburst, the mestiza is a juicy contradiction.