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On Borderlands/La Frontera: An Interpretive Essay

María Lugones
Hypatia
Vol. 7, No. 4, Lesbian Philosophy (Autumn, 1992), pp. 31-37
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810075
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On Borderlands/La Frontera: An Interpretive Essay
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Abstract

Borderlands/La Frontera deals with the psychology of resistance to oppression. The possibility of resistance is revealed by perceiving the self in the process of being oppressed as another face of the self in the process of resisting oppression. The new mestiza consciousness is born from this interplay between oppression and resistance. Resistance is understood as social, collective activity, by adding to Anzaldúa's theory the distinction between the act and the process of resistance.

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