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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It is safe to assume that her understanding of un choque is comprehensive considering that she recognized that the struggle for collective identity takes its root on the struggle within the self. She explains that this conckencia consciousness comes from the experience unique to Chicanos of having to live constantly between three different cultures- Mexican, anglo, and indigenous.

This system of fourcing people to pick a side creates a superior and inferior leaving the inferior with no chance of moving up.

Well written response also using the Coatlicue to further your point, good job. Essentially, these are struggles that co-exist, overlap, cascade and confront each other.

Anzaldua writes, “I am cultureless because La mestiza therefore has a “dual The Mestiza embodies all races, as a “cosmic fifth race” which, “embraces the four major races of the world” Dualistic thinking is thinking that there are only two paths: This sense of consciousness opens the eyes and frees the mind to be able to understand the people around it. It means to live as if you live on the border and not above nor below it.

Dualistic thinking is the belief of a this and a that in all aspects of society. Choose one Discuss the following statement: Violeta Valenzuela May 26, at 6: The tolerance of contradictions is established by the existence of the Mestizas.


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Isn’t it interesting how she puts it? Anzaldua suggests that in order to uproot this dualistic way of thinking to stop rape, violence, and war their must be a healing of “the split that originates in the very foundation of our lives, our culture, our languages, our thoughts” to produce the unity necessary to create the gray area that has yet to be created Anzaldua Anzaldua states that byr the crossing and mixture of races, a new mestiza conciousness has come about in leading her to develop a conciousnees of Bordelands.

Through dealing with the opposing cultures within her, the mestiza has built up a tolerance and “learns to be an Indian in Mexican culture, to be Mexican from an Anglo point of view. Monday, September 24, This concept is utilized by chicanos as a way to cope with the constant contradictions that impede on their success in the United States of America.

When humanity stops trying to categorize everything and everyone, things like war, violence and rape should end. How is she the oppressor though?

Mexican men and Mexican women. Nice to read a response that differs from my own thinking. She adds that through this consciousness, she is participating in towsrds creation of another culture, a new system that connects all to everything and one.

Often torn between incompatible cultures, la mestiza struggles to distinguish which collectivity that she belongs to.

Clearly, when an individual or the collective consciousness of a culture aspires for such hybridization, loyalties are automatically compromised or divided. In her articulation of a new emerging consciousness in La Conciencia de la Mestiza: However Anzaldua argues that this is a danger to the Latino identity. However, the concept of the mestiza consciousness breaks away from this view, pa Anzaldua’s writing is very passionate and clear.


This dualistic thinking can best be described consciousess, ” a counter-stance” between two nww where, ” all reaction is limited by, and dependent on, what is is reacting against” Jessica Valenzuela May 26, at 9: These feminist, post-modernist and post-structuralist theories are all working toward redirecting feminism to make it more inclusive. It is the embracing of a responsibility that lies within every single person, to speak of a vision and to make it come true.

La Conciencia de la Mestiza Towards a New Consciousness

Since there are more interracial marriages, it is inevitable to have a mestiz race. I like how you describe the culture of the mestiza as the best because it has elements of many cultures.

If people just changed the way they thought, it would bring an end to many injustices because people would get an opportunity to understand a person, not based on the “this or that”, but on the fact that that person is just as human as you are. 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.