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Author Zaytoun, Kelli D., 1964- author.

Title Shapeshifting subjects : Gloria Anzaldúa's naguala and border arte / Kelli D Zaytoun
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2022]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Transformations: womanist, feminist, and indigenous studies
Contents Toward a radically relational consciousness -- La naguala in theory and practice -- "An artist in the sense of a shaman": border arte as decolonial practice -- Connections with Arab American feminism -- "Reaching through the wound to connect": trauma and healing as shapeshifting -- Toward new potentials of imagination
Summary "Scholars have long cited Gloria Anzaldúa to make or support claims about selfhood. But many people overlook her emphasis on la naguala and her cutting-edge contribution to subjectivity. Kelli D. Zaytoun draws on Anzaldúa's thought to present a radically inclusive and expansive approach to selfhood, creativity, scholarship, healing, coalition-building, and activism. Zaytoun focuses on Anzaldúa's la naguala/the shapeshifter, a term borrowed from nagualismo. This groundbreaking theory of subjectivity details a dynamic relationship between "inner work" and "public acts" that strengthens the role of individuals in social and transformative justice work. Zaytoun's detailed emphasis on la naguala, and Nahua metaphysics specifically, brings much needed attention to Anzaldúa's long-overlooked contribution to the study of subjectivity. The result is a women and queer of color/feminist-focused work aimed at scholars in many disciplines and intended to overcome barriers separating the academy from everyday life and community"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Anzaldúa, Gloria -- Criticism and interpretation
Anzaldúa, Gloria.
Feminism in literature.
Nagualism in literature.
Subjectivity in literature.
Feminism in literature.
Nagualism in literature.
Subjectivity in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021052452
ISBN 0252053435