Nepantla: Writing (from) the In-Between

Charles Scott, Nancy Tuana

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The primary goal of this article is to find an interplay of concepts that will help us to write about the broad transformative potential of Gloria Anzaldúa's experiences of what she calls nepantla in her posthumously published Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality (2015). We want to integrate these concepts into our reading of her account of nepantla and to allow her language to further animate the force and meaning of the concepts' interactive connections. The concepts are assemblage, occasion, lineages, sensibility, and temporality. The article concludes with her own culminating understanding of nepantla. The leading topics are Anzaldúa's world, the Coyolxauhqui process, rebirth, and cuerpoespíritu.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Speculative Philosophy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy


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