Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (September 26, – May 15, ) was an American scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She loosely based her best-known book, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Anzaldúa’s essay ‘”La Prieta” deals with her manifestation of thoughts and horrors that. University of New Mexico. In her seminal text Borderlands/La Frontera, Gloria Anzaldia argument in Borderlands, Anzaldua creates a “mythos” of Mesti- zaje to explore and .. different like an Indian” (“La Prieta” ). Along the southwest . It was edited and complied by Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga, two Gloria Anzaldua’s “La Prieta” “La Prieta” is one of the key texts in the anthology.

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Anzaldúa, Gloria – Postcolonial Studies

Her work, which is often cited by scholars in a wide variety of fields, has challenged and expanded previous views on cultural anzalvua, ethnic identities, feminismcomposition, queer theoryand U.


Her concept of the aanzaldua mestiza has been equally influential, for it goes beyond biological identity categories to incorporate other forms of identity as well.

First, by identifying her sexuality with non-Western cultural traditions, she counters the commonly held Chicano belief that same-sex desire indicates ethnic betrayal or assimilation into the dominant Anglo culture. Second, her simultaneous focus on sexuality and ethnicity complicates conventional Eurocentric descriptions of prietz identity formation, thus providing an important corrective to the monolithic images of lesbian identity found in much twentieth-century Euro-American lesbian literature.

Destabilizing apparently fixed classifications and provocatively crossing sexual, cultural, gender, and genre boundaries, her writing breaks down the categories that lead to stereotyping, over-generalizations, and arbitrary divisions among apparently dissimilar groups.

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