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mestizo

(māstē`sō) [Span.,=mixture], person of mixed race; particularly, in Mexico and Central and South America, a person of European (Spanish or Portuguese) and indigenous descent. The mestizos constitute a large part of the population in several Latin American countries; they are in various places also called by other names, e.g., ladinos in Guatemala, caboclos in Brazil. The word is primarily applied to a mixture of racial strains, but it has acquired social and cultural connotations; it may be applied to pure-blooded indigenous people who adopt European dress and customs. All persons of mixed race are called mestizos in the Philippines.
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Bonfil Batalla sostiene que la presencia del indio contemporaneo, cuestiona por si misma la idea de que la nacion mestiza existe:
2) Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1999, orig.
Mark Child, Executive Chairman and CEO of Condor Resources plc, commented: 'The approval of the transfer of the Espinito Mendoza Concession from Mestiza to Condor by the Director General of the Department of Mines is an important step towards Condor's ownership of the Concession.
Delgado Bernal, Dolores, "Learning and living pedagogies of the home: the mestiza consciousness of Chicana students," in Chicana/Latina Education in Everyday Life: Feminista Perspectives on Pedagogy and Epistemology, ed.
23) McCann's remarks thus align Irish writing in English with the development of what Gloria Anzaldua calls a mestiza consciousness that is at once 'a source of intense pain' and a 'continual creative motion that keeps breaking down the unitary aspects of each new paradigm'.
Elsewhere, Naledi's reflection on embodiment calls attention to Gloria Anzaldua's fluid concept of the borderlands or mestiza consciousness, one which is arrived at through the politics of language and in which a new, revolutionary subject evades a dualistic ontology of identification by continually traversing cultures.
A proud mestiza who claimed Quechua ancestry in her bloodline, she became one of the primary interpreters of the songs of Atahualpa Yupanqui (nee Hector Roberto Chavero Aramburo), Argentina's greatest folk music composer.
La otredad autoctona y rural, indigena o mestiza, reaparece.
Like Concepcion, she's also a teacher by profession, and a mestiza in her early 40s.
It was Norma Ella Cantu who set a precedent for mestiza spirituality long ago--in her lovely and complicated autobio-ethnography, Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera.
40-52; Gloria Anzaldfia, Borderlands: La Frontera--The New Mestiza, San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1987, 77-91; Kristin A.
From this perspective, I found the meeting to be extremely rich and pluralistic, because such a wide range of expressions of feminism took part: black women, white women, mestiza women, indigenous women, lesbians and women with all sorts of sexual orientations, all ages.