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ERIC Number: EJ1168113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
"Curriculum of the Mestiza/o Body": Living and Learning through a Corporal Landscape of Resistance and (Re)Generation
Sosa-Provencio, Mia Angélica
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v12 n2 p95-107 2018
Through a Chicana Feminist and Curricular Reconceptualist lens, this article theorizes a Curriculum of the Mestiza/o Body as return to historicized, corporal knowing which takes shape, form, flesh and language in the Mestiza/o Body in order to nourish and arm especially Mexican/Mexican-American (Mexicana/o) young people toward equitable, hopeful educational futures of dignity and wellness. This work is informed within the intellectual, survival legacies of a land-based indigenous-heritage People who have long railed against erasure and distortion within oppressive Eurocentric and hegemonic social constructs. This paper presents a resistant, healing, and regenerative school curriculum, mirrored in the cellular workings of the body itself, through which young People of Color, and especially Mexicana/os, "guilty of nothing but their born color, guilty of being innocent" (Baca, 1990, p. 46) are brought into a learning landscape wherein their--our--histories, ways of being, thinking, learning, and loving are central bloodlines of classroom practice.
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Language: English
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