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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Context is implied briefly with the oppressor vs oppressed paradigm as well as significance of thisrelationship.

Her argument is such that the only way df revolutionize and create social change is if the individual and collective consciousness actively breaks down and uproots dualistic thinking Anzaldua, She learns that her goal is to create an equality amongst her people and to get rid of oppressions.

She is the response to culture clash.

English La Conciencia de la Mestiza- Towards a New Consciousness by Anzaldua

I like your point that you are trying to make but I feel like you should elaborate more on the change this would make. This lack of understanding causes confusion and anger from all parties involved.

Other than that, nww good brief response. Angie Tolentino May 26, at The mestiza moves from culture to culture, having different perspectives from each side.

To think that there are only two entities, both opposites of each other. In chapter 7 of Borderlands, Anzaldua discusses what se thinking is and the idea that is actually hurts people to have this kind of mentality.

Butler would perhaps use the language of not having to choose between being intelligible or unintelligible, as either being on the outside or inside of culture.

Elizabeth I enjoyed your last statement regarding leaving behind divisions and differences in order for people to come together as members of the human race and not conflicting with one another.


An consciousnss who is Mestiza is a walking contradiction because they are of Indian and Spanish blood. I would like to here more about the new perspective you think the mestiza consciousness forms as it seems you have interesting ideas on it. You presented a solution using the text which is good. This dualistic thinking can best be described as, ” a counter-stance” between two shores where, ” all reaction is limited by, and dependent on, what is is reacting against” Jasmine Madrigal May 26, at 8: She lives on the fence inbetween these two opposites.

La Conciencia de la Mestiza Towards a New Consciousness

This means that truly the only way to heal is to stop fighting because “At some point, on our way to a new counciousness, we will have to leave the opposite bank, the split between the two mortal combatants somehow healed so that we are on both shores at once, and, at once, see through the serpent and eagle eyes” I also envision that this discussion is a vague description of the reality that every human being experience today—that of globalization, not only on the macro-level plane such as the political-economic sphere, but also on the level of the self.

I think you should specify what other things like race are social constructs. I feel like your response was a bit too vague. For example, many people feel a need to belong, and would not want to give up that sense of inclusiveness that comes with being placed in one group against another. The Mestiza lives in a world that consists of a split between cultures and gender and works to create her own sense of reality by accepting both worlds and molding them to reflect her.

She shows the reader, through example, that a firm, well-grounded foundation in different cultures lead to a new identity, with the best from all cultures. Ethan Watkins May 26, at 2: The Mestiza embodies all races, as a “cosmic fifth race” which, “embraces the four major races of the world” For example, in the second sentence, you could have stopped after mentioning transcendence to add more to that idea, and then later talk about “healing the split”.


Her two world contradiction become one identity for her.

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It is a consequence of human nature. The dualistic thinking in race only allows for a black and white paradigm. This is representative of how Anzaldua, as a mestiza, faces contradictions. Towards a New Consciousness. The inverse question can also be asked.

Though I would have liked an explanation to how the connection of cultures seeing themselves as ‘exclusive’ tied back to the first quote. Dualistic thinking involves people acknowledging their internal spirits and its potential to bring positivity in the world by seeing through the eye of others’ inner spirits too.

ShaDe Phoenix May 26, at 8: Within this sphere of feminist thought, it is crucial for feminism s to embrace the contradictory identities and cultures that emerge from the Borderlands which are made visible only through seeing passed the dominant Western myths and constructs put in place by the pervasiveness of modernity. In “La conciencia de la mestiza”, Anzaldua presents that the mestiza consciousness is “designed for preservation under a variety of conditions” In order to resolve all conflict, this idea most be overcome on a universal scale.