Explains how Latinx political identities are tied to a long Latin American history of mestizaje—“mixedness” or “hybridity”—and that this border thinking is both a key to understanding bilingual, bicultural Latin cultures and politics and a challenge to America’s infamously black–white racial regime.
Rooted in Anzaldua’s experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenge how we think about identity. Borderelands remaps our understanding of what a “border” is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
A collection of three life performance texts by the OBIE Award winning playwright. Includes: JARMAN (all this maddening beauty), Carthage/Cartagena, The Orphan Sea and essays.
Catalogue from the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco. Exhibition held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (September – December 2011) and Williams College Museum of Art (February – July, 2012).