Borderlands as a Site of Resistance in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Political Thought

Authors

  • Anna Nasser Scuola Superiore Meridionale - Università Federico II

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-2752/11796

Keywords:

Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands, Migration, Coalition Politics, Multiracial Feminism

Abstract

The essay offers a deeper understanding of Gloria Anzaldúa’s theorization of borderlands, crisis, mobility, and resistance as a theory for coalition making among women of color. Through an analysis of Anzaldúa’s conceptualization of borderlands, strongly rooted in the socio-political context of the United States in the 1980s, the article deals with Anzaldúa’s innovative resignification of crisis and mobility as constitutive elements of political and coalition-making processes. Anzaldúa’s reconfiguration of borders and borderlands, and her intersectional analysis of politics, should be understood as a crucial formulation in the development of the U.S. multiracial and transnational feminist movement.

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Published

2021-03-04

How to Cite

Nasser, A. (2021). Borderlands as a Site of Resistance in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Political Thought. USAbroad – Journal of American History and Politics, 4(1), 25-36. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-2752/11796

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