Unformatted text preview: results from the non-dualistic conception of the new consciousness. Anzaldua’s statement that “I am cultured because I am participating in the creation of yet another culture”(Anzaldua 103) demonstrates the development of new and different Chicana identities as a result of the mestiza consciousness. I believe the Anzaldua’s new consciousness empowers women, especially Chicanas, to become agents of social change as a result of the “uprooting of dualistic thinking in the individual”(Anzaldua 102). The author argues that such revolution of different thinking and of new personalities can “end rape, violence and war”(Anzaldua 102) which are three of the main oppressors of Chicanas. It is necessary to embrace the opposing identities and cultures of the Borderlands as that is one way of using social evolution to fight oppression against Chicanas....
View Full Document
- Winter '08
- Sociology, mestiza consciousness, Chicanas, new mestiza consciousness