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1 Anzaldúa and the New Mestiza Consciousness MetaphorsMetaphors –Conceptual PsychologicalPsychological SexualSexual SpiritualSpiritual –Surface Virgen de GuadalupeVirgen de Guadalupe La MalincheLa Malinche SerpentSerpent EagleEagle Named, exterior, comparison Built prior to surface metaphors & less obvious

2 Resistance Mark of the beastMark of the beast –Society/male constructs –Good is white/male –Bad is dark/female Shadow beastShadow beast –Forbidden inner knowledge –Myth: safety in the box

3 Reinterpretation A fusion of opposites –Reinterpret history –Balance of both male and female –Heaven and the underworld –Mita y mita (half and half) Homosexual power (access to different worlds)

4 Reconstruction Reinvent the female identityReinvent the female identity Coexist with the oppressorCoexist with the oppressor La facultadLa facultad All-inclusive metaphorAll-inclusive metaphor –Nepantilism: Aztec word meaning torn between ways (conscious decision)

5 The New Mestiza Kenneth – Perhaps this is where you may want to begin your presentation - the connection between the article and the reading. After you have inserted your portion – would you mind ing it to me and I will save to my thumbnail for our class presentation. Thanks.


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