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After reading Kynclová’s article on Constructing Mestiza Consciousness share your thoughts on how Mestiza consciousness and the borderlands play into the literature we explored this week. Discussion expectations defined: You will be asked to select a quote from the reading to incorporate in your first discussion post. This means that you will also include an in-text citation and reference for each quote (Author, year, p. X). Your post should be a substantial response to this week's question in order to receive full credit. Weeks question: What is a Mestiza Consciousness? Constructing Mestiza Consciousness: Gloria Anzaldúa's Literary Techniques in Borderlands/La Frontera- The New Mestiza Kynclová, Tereza. Human Architecture Abstract (summary) In this essay I argue that the literary techniques in Borderlands/La Frontera-The New Mestiza as well as the form of the book are means by which Anzaldúa (also) renders her identity politics-the Mestiza consciousness. In other words, Mestiza consciousness does not come into being solely through the content of the book and the meaning of Anzaldúa's written words. It is chiseled also by a unique employment of multiple literary techniques that themselves embody a meaning and/or a value by which a layer of the writer's identity is implied. The essay provides an analysis of the strategic use of code- switching, first- and third-person transitions and related alternations in points of view from which Anzaldúa portrays a single event. Bilingualism of the book is also paid attention to and it is argued that each of Anzaldúa's languages refers to different value systems and to different lived experience. Further, this article shows at length the roots of Anzaldúa's persuasion that writing can possess therapeutic and healing qualities both for the writer and the reader and that in general artistic creation bears transformative potentials. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT] Full Text Headnote Abstract: In this essay I argue that the literary techniques in Borderlands/La Frontera-The New Mestiza as well as the form of the book are means by which Anzaldúa (also) renders her identity politics-the Mestiza consciousness. In other words, Mestiza consciousness does not come into being solely through the content of the book and the meaning of Anzaldúa's written words. It is chiseled also by a unique employment of multiple literary techniques that themselves embody a meaning and/or a value by which a layer of the writer's identity is implied. The essay provides an analysis of the strategic use of code- switching, first- and third-person transitions and related alternations in points of view from which Anzaldúa portrays a single event. Bilingualism of the book is also paid attention to and it is argued that each of Anzaldúa's languages refers to different value systems and to different lived experience. Further,
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