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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However, i think the points you did talk about were pretty clear If this dualistic way of thinking is not uprooted, violence, rape, mesgiza war will continue to exist and the world will not make any progress. Her argument is such that the only way to revolutionize and create social change is if the individual and collective consciousness actively conciencoa down and uproots dualistic thinking Anzaldua, As she is two cultures at the same time.

Anzaldua has put into words the key to everlasting human progress. She speaks of healing and an end to violence, war, and rape from a change within. 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. This mindset leads to eternal division and again subjugates toards Mestizaje to the Consciosuness as there is no compromise in the space between combatants.

Since there are more interracial marriages, it is inevitable to have a mestiz race. It was concise and your textual evidence supported your claim well.

Maddie Lubeck May 26, at 9: The merging of the mestiza culture alongside the current world brings forth a mindset that combines both perspectives to understand the conflict and better resolve. Double consciousness allows the Nsw to find self-validation in all aspects of her existence even when her two worlds are constantly contradicting each other.

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She felt that she was exiled from her culture because she challenged and went against the conscoiusness norm. Anzaldua write about how as a feminist, mestiza and lesbian, her identity is transcendent. I like how you discussed the duality of the border living individual and how mestizas are examples of two culture coexisting in a single being.

The culture collision is cause by the differences in culture, politics and other aspects of life, and these differences leads to the exploitation of one by the perceived higher cojsciousness.

It is important to reiterate that this new consciousness and new identity should not be seen in a negative way. Anzaldua’s remedy of Mestiza consciousness is well understood too. Anzaldua says she experiences the struggle of this system because of her femininity and sexuality. I say this because the current powers rule off of cultural clashes, as long as blacks and latinos, the poor and the middle class fight against each other then there will never be unity among the oppressed.

She is the response to culture clash.

On Anzaldua’s “Towards a New Consciousness”

Norma Vargas May 26, at 9: Shavondra, I really enjoyed reading your response. Having a mestiza consciousness breaks that. Juan Capilla May 26, at 7: To heal the split and “bring us to the end of rape, of violence, of war” “our mothers, our sister and towardw, the guys who hang out on the corner, the children in the playgrounds, each of us must know out Indian lineage, our afro-mestizaje, our history concienxia resistance” Often torn between incompatible cultures, la mestiza struggles to distinguish which collectivity that she belongs to.

This entry was posted on August 15, at 7: In chapter 7, Anzaldua defines the mestiza consciousness as being aware of duality of the cultures that make up a mestiza.

La Conciencia de la Mestiza Towards a New Consciousness

This is dualistic thinking that needs to be eliminated. Anzaldua makes it clear that the separation of groups are the cause for most problems in America. The idea that the mestiza is all cultures at a time breaks our limited cultural perception as we live in a binary society where either you are white, or you not. When Anzaldua says uprooting dualistic thinking could bring an end to violence I believe she says we must bridge together the countless mini divisions that humans have formed to separate themselves from others.


Dualistic thinking is the belief of a this and a that in all aspects of society.

In having to exam multiple points of view the mestiza develops a new sort of consciousness as she is able to or rather is forced to pick out and eliminate all the flaws in each culture to create a more complete understanding of the world. 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 realm of feminist theory attempts to not only move feminism forward, but to redirect it in a more inclusive direction by addressing cocniencia and drawing attention to the ways in which identities have shifted in the late twentieth century. I agree with Gustavo about the first 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.

The Borderland is not completely physical, and not completely abstract. May 26, at 8: