ERIC Number: EJ1178465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
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What We Talk about When We Talk about Nepantla: Gloria Anzaldúa and the Queer Fruit of Aztec Philosophy
Antuna, Marcos de R.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v17 n2 p159-163 2018
A particular twenty-first-century understanding of the Aztec concept "nepantla," one which has recently taken hold in critical education thanks to the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, does not accurately reflect traditional Aztec history and philosophy. This essay reveals why this is the case, demonstrating in detail the meaning of "nepantla" within the broader Aztec ontology. It then asks education researchers and practitioners to instead use the theoretical framework of "malinalli," the Aztec philosophical concept which best aligns with transformative social justice goals.
Descriptors: Philosophy, American Indians, American Indian History, Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Transformative Learning, Critical Theory
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