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Nietzsche/Pentheus: The Last Disciple Of Dionysus And Queer Fear Of The Feminine, C. Heike Schotten Aug 2008

Nietzsche/Pentheus: The Last Disciple Of Dionysus And Queer Fear Of The Feminine, C. Heike Schotten

Political Science Faculty Publication Series

This article examines the scholarly preoccupation with the hypothesis that Nietzsche was gay by offering a reading of Nietzsche's texts as autobiographical that puts them in conversation with Euripides's drama The Bacchae. Drawing a number of parallels between Nietzsche, self-avowed disciple of Dionysus, and Pentheus, the main character of The Bacchae and demonstrated antidisciple of Dionysus, I argue that both men experience their sexual attraction to women as somehow intolerable, and they negotiate this discomfort—which is simultaneously an unjustified paranoia and fear of the feminine—through the appropriation of feminine capacities and qualities for themselves. This appropriation ...


From Borderlands And New Mestizas To Nepantlas And Nepantleras: Anzaldúan Theories For Social Change, Analouise Keating Jun 2006

From Borderlands And New Mestizas To Nepantlas And Nepantleras: Anzaldúan Theories For Social Change, Analouise Keating

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Perhaps not surprisingly—given the multifaceted nature of Borderlands and the diversity of Anzaldúa’s other writings—readers have overlooked additional, equally important dimensions of her work, leaving what Anzaldúa might call “blank spots” that prevent us from grasping the radical nature of her vision for social change and the crucial ways her theories have developed since the 1987 publication of Borderlands. Even as scholars continue exploring Borderlands, it is my hope that we will also investigate and write about Anzaldúa’s pre- and post-Borderlands ideas, especially a variety of interlinked theories she was working on at the time ...


Finding The Center: Constructing The Subaltern Master Narrative, Glenn Jacobs Jun 2006

Finding The Center: Constructing The Subaltern Master Narrative, Glenn Jacobs

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

In clarifying the meanings of the notion in use, and in comparing Spivak's and Gramsci's use of the term, I wish to frame an expanded space within which a "subaltern master narrative" --that is, a broad intellectual perspective encompassing a theoretical grasp of the subaltern's social and historical context as it bears on the possibility of action-can be, and actually has been, constructed. I conclude that Gloria Anzaldúa's transculturated master narrative in its method of construction, in its substantive hybridization and fusion of European and indigenous cultural elements, in its representation of the lives and dilemmas ...


On Skin As Borderlands: Using Gloria Anzaldúa’S New Mestiza To Understand Self-Injury Among Latinas, Gabriela Sandoval Jun 2006

On Skin As Borderlands: Using Gloria Anzaldúa’S New Mestiza To Understand Self-Injury Among Latinas, Gabriela Sandoval

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

In this article, I develop a sociological perspective of self-injury. I use Gloria Anzaldúa's concepts of Coatlicue States and the New Mestiza Consciousness to expand our understanding of self-injury among Latina youth. I close with an acknowledgement that Gloria Anzaldúa believed in transformation, the transformation of cultures as well as of the self. I believe that by facilitating access to the new mestiza consciousness we can provide Latinas and Chicanas with alternative coping strategies. In this way helping them, as Anzaldúa said, "Transition from sacrificial goat to officiating priestess at the crossroads" (1999:102). The article advances initial thoughts ...


Processes Of Emergence And Connection: Interrelations Of Past, Present, And Future In Journeying For Conocimiento, Karen L. Suyemoto Jun 2006

Processes Of Emergence And Connection: Interrelations Of Past, Present, And Future In Journeying For Conocimiento, Karen L. Suyemoto

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

In this essay, rather than focusing upon the professional connections to Anzaldúa in my teaching and scholarship, I have chosen a different path to explore connections between inner work and public acts. I have made a conscious choice to speak about the personal: to make, in some ways, a testimonial to Anzaldúa rather than a traditional scholarly connection. That choice itself and the way I have approached it is an example of connecting inner work to public acts, of trying to create a new middle space. In that choice, I am resisting the stigmas that are related to silencing experiences ...