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Simon Ventura Trujillo
BIS 393
Bothell Campus

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Comparative Borderland Theories and Genealogies

At least since the publication of Gloria Anzaldúa’s watershed text, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, the concept of the borderlands has been a vitally critical concept for Chicana/o, Indigenous, Ethnic, and Postcolonial studies seeking to analyze and counter the violence of capital and the nation. In this light, this course will explore the borderlands as a theoretical and representational strategy that emphasizes intersectional and pluralized identities, hybridized cultural productions, and overlapping and fluid territorial systems. We will explore these issues by reading critical and creative work by Anzaldúa, Norma Alarcón, Jack D. Forbes, Curtis Marez, and Alfonso Ortíz, to name a few.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Simon Ventura Trujillo
Date: 03/18/2014