Borderlands

Front Cover
Aunt Lute Books, 1999 - Mexican American women - 251 pages
"Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume challenge how we think about identity. Borderlands/La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This 20th anniversary edition features a new introduction comprised of commentaries from writers, teachers, and activists on the legacy of Gloria Anzaldúa's visionary work."--BOOK JACKET.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
0
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
2

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

I read the second edition of this book for a Latina/o Studies class in college, and found it such a powerful experience that I began pushing it on all my friends. One of them finally took me up on my ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - readerspeak - LibraryThing

I particularly like the chapter called "How to Tame a Wild Tongue" when Anzaldua explains just how much our language shapes our identity. This was an eye-opener for students who rarely befriend people ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Sonia SalvídarHull page
1
Preface to the First Edition by Gloria Anzaldúa page
19
Movimientos de rebeldía y las culturas
37
Copyright

14 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

A native of the Southwest, Anzaldua is a Chicana lesbian feminist theorist, creative writer, editor, and activist. She has taught Chicano studies, feminist studies, and writing at a number of universities. In addition, she has conducted writing workshops around the world and has been a contributing editor for the feminist literary journal Sinister Wisdom since 1984. She has also been active in the migrant farm workers movement. Anzaldua first came to critical attention with an anthology she coedited with Cherrie Moraga, another Chicana lesbian feminist theorist and writer. Titled This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), the anthology includes poetry, fiction, autobiographical writing, criticism, and theory by Chicana, African American, Asian American, and Native American women who advocate change in academia and the culture at large. Anzaldua is well known for her second book, Borderlands/La Frontera (1987). It combines prose and poetry, history, autobiography, and criticism in Spanish, English, as well as Tex-Mex and Nahautl. Its purpose is to interrogate and deconstruct sexual, psychological, and spiritual borderlands as well as the United States-Mexican border. In 1990 Many Faces/Making Souls was published. Anzaldua currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.

Bibliographic information