Chicana / Chicanos / Feministische Theorie / Frau / Kulturelle Identität / Lesbe / Lyrik
Der Text ist einer der wichtigsten Klassiker des US-Black Feminism / Feminism of Color / Third World Women-Feminism bzw. post- und dekolonialen Feminismus; Queer Theory, ChicanX und LatinX Studies / Philosophy und seit 1987 in zahlreichen Neuauflagen erschienen.
Author Notes: A native of the Southwest, Gloria Anzaldúa (1940-2004) was a Chicana lesbian feminist theorist, creative writer, editor, and activist. She taught Chicano studies, feminist studies, and writing at a number of universities. In addition, she conducted writing workshops around the world and was a contributing editor for the feminist literary journal "Sinister Wisdom" since 1984. She was also active in the migrant farm workers movement. Anzaldua first came to critical attention with an anthology she coedited with Cherrie Moraga, another Chicana lesbian feminist theorist and writer. Titled "This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color" (1981), the anthology includes poetry, fiction, autobiographical writing, criticism, and theory by Chicana, African American, Asian American, and Native American women who advocate change in academia and the culture at large. Anzaldua is well known for her second book, Borderlands/La Frontera (1987). It combines prose and poetry, history, autobiography, and criticism in Spanish, English, as well as Tex-Mex and Nahautl. Its purpose is to interrogate and deconstruct sexual, psychological, and spiritual borderlands as well as the United States-Mexican border.