academy, 39, 76, 94
active imagining, 5; defined, 35. See
also imaginal; imagination
activism, 2, 188; po liti cal, 19, 198. See
also agency; spiritual activism
addictions, 129
aesthetics: x, xiii, 168, 169–70; of
transformation, ix, xxix. See also
art; artist(s); writing
Af ghan i stan, 11, 12; women, 13
Africa, 12, 133. See also indigenous
African American(s). See race;
women of colors
age, 23, 86, 186
agency, xxx, 120, 121, 143, 165; and
creative pro cess, 35; theory of, 16.
See also nepantla
Alarcón, Norma, xvii, xxix, 162, 167,
209n20, 217n72, 220n86
alchemy, xxxii, xxxiii, 123
Alcoholics Anonymous, 91
alliance-building, xxxiv, xxxv
Al-Qaeda, 11
altars, 53, 62, 168
ancestors, 53, 64, 158; as guides,
xxxii
anger, 87, 144, 147, 148. See also rage
anglos. See white people
animals. See spirit(s)
animism, 32. See also spirit(s)
anthropocentrism, 218n74
anthropology, 38, 138–39, 166
Anzaldúa, Gloria: aesthetics, xx, xxi,
xxiv– xxv, xxvi, xxxi– xxxii, 218n76;
childhood, xxiv; depression, xxvi,
xxvii; diabetes diagnosis, xvi,
xxvii; family, 26, 29–31, 67, 90, 102,
156, 186; and graduate education,
xiii– xiv; 110, 209n17; financial
concerns, xv, xvi– xvii, 211n31;
health, xv, 97, 171–75, 214n42; hu-
mility, xi; insomnia, xvi, 211n30;
ontology, xxx, xxxii; scholarship
on, x, xxviii, xxxvi; self-definition,
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