A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness

DIVCollection of essays and poems that address the challenges of being a Chicana, a lesbian, and a feminist in the changing world of the twenty-first century./div

A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness

Author: Cherríe Moraga

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822349779

Page: 250

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DIVCollection of essays and poems that address the challenges of being a Chicana, a lesbian, and a feminist in the changing world of the twenty-first century./div

A Decoloniality of Becoming

I elucidate Moraga's engagement in these overlapping ontological processes through an analysis of her literary voices present in this work, and how these voices work in dialogical and complex ways, where the acts of suppression, occupation, ...

A Decoloniality of Becoming

Author: Raúl Melgoza

Publisher:

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Page: 105

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This thesis locates Cherr̕e Moraga's coloniality of Being within her work A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness, and how it functions along with what I interpret as Moraga's decoloniality of becoming. I elucidate Moraga's engagement in these overlapping ontological processes through an analysis of her literary voices present in this work, and how these voices work in dialogical and complex ways, where the acts of suppression, occupation, and enunciation of voice work against, within, and through one another. By means of a textual analysis, I argue that these processes exist in a perpetual dialogical encounter, as Moraga's efforts to resist a historically imposed existence guided by coloniality's logics manifests itself along an ever-evolving desire to become decolonial and enact a counter-hegemonic ontological reality for herself. I contextualize how this desire is constantly met by coloniality's always imposing oppressive tendencies that makes Moraga's decolonial performance continuously difficult to proclaim. Hence, I propose this study as a contribution to decolonial theoretical works seeking to further understand the complexities and nuances inherit in decolonial performances.

Calling the Soul Back

“Epílogo: Xicana Mind, Beginner Mind.”A Xicana Codex of Changing
Consciousness: Writings, –. Duke University Press, , pp. –. ———.“An Irrevocable
Promise: Staging the Story Xicana.”AXicana Codex of Changing Consciousness:
Writings, ...

Calling the Soul Back

Author: Christina Garcia Lopez

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816537755

Page: 229

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Spirituality has consistently been present in the political and cultural counternarratives of Chicanx literature. Calling the Soul Back focuses on the embodied aspects of a spirituality integrating body, mind, and soul. Centering the relationship between embodiment and literary narrative, Christina Garcia Lopez shows narrative as healing work through which writers and readers ritually call back the soul—one’s unique immaterial essence—into union with the body, counteracting the wounding fragmentation that emerged out of colonization and imperialism. These readings feature both underanalyzed and more popular works by pivotal writers such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Sandra Cisneros, and Rudolfo Anaya, in addition to works by less commonly acknowledged authors. Calling the Soul Back explores the spiritual and ancestral knowledge offered in narratives of bodies in trauma, bodies engaged in ritual, grieving bodies, bodies immersed in and becoming part of nature, and dreaming bodies. Reading across narrative nonfiction, performative monologue, short fiction, fables, illustrated children’s books, and a novel, Garcia Lopez asks how these narratives draw on the embodied intersections of ways of knowing and being to shift readers’ consciousness regarding relationships to space, time, and natural environments. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Calling the Soul Back draws on literary and Chicanx studies scholars as well as those in religious studies, feminist studies, sociology, environmental studies, philosophy, and Indigenous studies, to reveal narrative’s healing potential to bring the soul into balance with the body and mind.

Reading and Writing Experimental Texts

In more recent work, Moraga identifies as Xicana-indígena. In her collection A
Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness (Durham, NC: Duke University Press,
2011), Moraga explains, “I spell Xicana and Xicano (Chicana and Chicano) with
 ...

Reading and Writing Experimental Texts

Author: Robin Silbergleid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331958362X

Page: 301

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This collection of essays offers twelve innovative approaches to contemporary literary criticism. The contributors, women scholars who range from undergraduate students to contingent faculty to endowed chairs, stage a critical dialogue that raises vital questions about the aims and forms of criticism— its discourses and politics, as well as the personal, institutional, and economic conditions of its production. Offering compelling feminist and queer readings of avant-garde twentieth- and twenty-first-century texts, the essays included here are playful, performative, and theoretically savvy. Written for students, scholars, and professors in literature and creative writing, Reading and Writing Experimental Texts provides examples for doing literary scholarship in innovative ways. These provocative readings invite conversation and community, reminding us that if the stakes of critical innovation are high, so are the pleasures.

Latin American and Latinx Philosophy

Wealth of Selves: Multiple Identities, Mestiza Consciousness, and the Subject of
Politics. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2008. ... A Xicana Codex of
Changing Consciousness: Writings 2000–2010. Durham: Duke University Press,
2011.

Latin American and Latinx Philosophy

Author: Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351585991

Page: 278

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Latin American and Latinx Philosophy: A Collaborative Introduction is a beginner’s guide to canonical texts in Latin American and Latinx philosophy, providing the non-specialist with necessary historical and philosophical context, and demonstrating their contemporary relevance. It is written in jargon-free prose for students and professors who are interested in the subject, but who don’t know where to begin. Each of the twelve chapters, written by a leading scholar in the field, examines influential texts that are readily available in English and introduces the reader to a period, topic, movement, or school that taken together provide a broad overview of the history, nature, scope, and value of Latin American and Latinx philosophy. Although this volume is primarily intended for the reader without a background in the Latin American and Latinx tradition, specialists will also benefit from its many novelties, including an introduction to Aztec ethics; a critique of “the Latino threat” narrative; the legacy of Latin American philosophy in the Chicano movement; an overview of Mexican existentialism, Liberation philosophy, and Latin American and Latinx feminisms; a philosophical critique of indigenism; a study of Latinx contributions to the philosophy of immigration; and an examination of the intersection of race and gender in Latinx identity.

Dialectical Imaginaries

Cherríe Moraga, A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness Writings, 2000–
2010 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011), 123. 34. Moraga, Xicana, II?. 35.
Moraga, Xicana, I22. 36. Moraga, Xicana, 122. 37. Moraga, Xicana, 122–23, ...

Dialectical Imaginaries

Author: Marcial Gonzalez

Publisher: Class: Culture

ISBN: 0472053957

Page: 364

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"Dialectical Imaginaries brings together essays that analyze the effects of class conflict and capitalist ideology on contemporary works of U.S. Latino/a literature. The editors argue that recent global events have compelled contemporary scholars to reexamine traditional interpretive models that center on identity politics and an ethics of multiculturalism. The volume seeks to demonstrate that materialist methodologies have a greater critical reach than other methods, and that Latino/a literary criticism should be more attuned to interpretive approaches that draw on Marxism and other globalizing social theories. The contributors analyze a wide range of literary works in fiction, poetry, drama, and memoir by writers including Rudolfo Anaya, Gloria Anzaldúa, Daniel Borzutzky, Angie Cruz, Sergio de la Pava, Mónica de la Torre, Sergio Elizondo, Juan Felipe Herrera, Rolando Hinojosa, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Óscar Martínez, Cherríe Moraga, Urayoán Noel, Emma Pérez, Pedro Pietri, Miguel Piñero, Ernesto Quiñónez, Ronald Ruiz, Hector Tobar, Rodrigo Toscano, Alfredo Véa, Helena María Viramontes, and others" --

International Perspectives on Chicana o Studies

... which itself suggests a dramatic shift from the maledominated world ofthe early
Chicano Movement and a sea change ... A Xicana Codex of Changing
Consciousness: Writings, 2000–2010 (2011) and Arturo Aldama and Naomi
Quiñonez's ...

International Perspectives on Chicana o Studies

Author: Catherine Leen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135053340

Page: 208

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This volume examines how the field of Chicana/o studies has developed to become an area of interest to scholars far beyond the United States and Spain. For this reason, the volume includes contributions by a range of international scholars and takes the concept of place as a unifying paradigm. As a way of overcoming borders that are both physical and metaphorical, it seeks to reflect the diversity and range of current scholarship in Chicana/o studies while simultaneously highlighting the diverse and constantly evolving nature of Chicana/o identities and cultures. Various critical and theoretical approaches are evident, from eco-criticism and autoethnography in the first section, to the role of fiction and visual art in exposing injustice in section two, to the discussion of transnational and transcultural exchange with reference to issues as diverse as the teaching of Chicana/o studies in Russia and the relevance of Anzaldúa’s writings to post 9/11 U.S. society.

Silence Feminism Power

Memory, return, and recovery are recurring themes in her recent writing, A Xicana
Codex of Changing Consciousness (2011). She challenges herself, and by
extension, her reader, to engage in acts of writing and performance to remember
 ...

Silence  Feminism  Power

Author: S. Malhotra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137002379

Page: 272

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An interrogation of the often-unexamined assumption that silence is oppressive, to consider the multiple possibilities silence enables. The volume features diverse feminist reflections on the nuanced relationship between silence and voice to foreground the creative, meditative, generative and resistive power our silences engender.

This Bridge Called My Back Fourth Edition

I have loved this book for thirty years, and am so pleased we have returned with our stories, words, and attributes to the growing and resilient movement._ _ Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Executive Director, Honor the Earth Praise for the ...

This Bridge Called My Back  Fourth Edition

Author: Cherríe Moraga

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438454384

Page: 334

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Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism. Originally released in 1981, This Bridge Called My Back is a testimony to women of color feminism as it emerged in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Through personal essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art, the collection explores, as coeditor Cherríe Moraga writes, “the complex confluence of identities—race, class, gender, and sexuality—systemic to women of color oppression and liberation.” Reissued here, nearly thirty-five years after its inception, the fourth edition contains an extensive new introduction by Moraga, along with a previously unpublished statement by Gloria Anzaldúa. The new edition also includes visual artists whose work was produced during the same period as Bridge, including Betye Saar, Ana Mendieta, and Yolanda López, as well as current contributor biographies. Bridge continues to reflect an evolving definition of feminism, one that can effectively adapt to, and help inform an understanding of the changing economic and social conditions of women of color in the United States and throughout the world. “Immense is my admiration for the ongoing dialogue and discourse on feminism, Indigenous feminism, the defining discussions in women of color movements and the broader movement. I have loved this book for thirty years, and am so pleased we have returned with our stories, words, and attributes to the growing and resilient movement.” — Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Executive Director, Honor the Earth Praise for the Third Edition “This Bridge Called My Back dispels all doubt about the power of a single text to radically transform the terrain of our theory and practice. Twenty years after its publication, we can now see how it helped to untether the production of knowledge from its disciplinary anchors—and not only in the field of women’s studies. This Bridge has allowed us to define the promise of research on race, gender, class and sexuality as profoundly linked to collaboration and coalition-building. And perhaps most important, it has offered us strategies for transformative political practice that are as valid today as they were two decades ago.” — Angela Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz “This Bridge Called My Back has served as a significant rallying call for women of color for a generation, and this new edition keeps that call alive at a time when divisions prove ever more stubborn and dangerous. A much-cited text, its influence has been visible and broad both in academia and among activists. We owe much of the sound of our present voices to the brave scholars and feminists whose ideas and ideals crowd its pages.” — Shirley Geok-lin Lim, University of California, Santa Barbara “This book is a manifesto—the 1981 declaration of a new politics ‘US Third World Feminism.’ No great de-colonial writer, from Fanon, Shaarawi, Blackhawk, or Sartre, to Mountain Wolf Woman, de Beauvoir, Saussure, or Newton could have alone proclaimed this ‘politic born of necessity.’ This politic denies no truths: its luminosities drive into and through our bodies. Writers and readers alike become shape-shifters, are invited to enter the shaman/witness state, to invoke power differently. ‘US Third World Feminism’ requires a re-peopling: the creation of planetary citizen-warriors. This book is a guide that directs citizenry shadowed in hate, terror, suffering, disconnection, and pain toward the light of social justice, gender and erotic liberation, peace, and revolutionary love. This Bridge transits our dreams, and brings them to the real.” — Chela Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara

Constructing Identities

Cherrie Moraga , “ Indígena As Scribe : The ( W ) rite to Remember ” in A Xicana
Codex of Changing Consciousness ( Durham : Duke University press , 2011 ) 87
. Moraga , Last , 174 . 48 49 وو kind of identity , but in choosing one Mestizaje ...

Constructing Identities

Author: Antonio Medina-Rivera

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Page: 250

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The basic concern of border studies is to examine and analyze interactions that occur when two groups come into contact with one another. Acculturation and globalization are at the heart of border studies, and cultural studies scholars try to describe the possible interactions in terms of conflicts and resolutions that become the result of those possible encounters. The present book is a peer-reviewed selection of papers presented during the IV Crossing Over Symposium at Cleveland State University held in October, 2011, and it is a follow-up to our discussion on border studies. The main focus of this volume is historical, [inter]national, gender and racial borders, and the implications that all of them have in the construction of an identity.

I Ulu i Ka ina

In A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness : Writings 2000-2010 , edited by
Cherrie L. Moraga . Durham : Duke University Press , 2011 . Nakuina , Moses K.
Moʻolelo Hawai'i O Pakaa a Me Ku - a - Pakaa , Na Kahu Iwikuamoo O ...

I Ulu i Ka     ina

Author: Jon Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824839772

Page: 114

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Articles, poetry, and art on the connection of the Hawaiians to the land.