351
academy, 128, 194, 213–14, 245, 285;
elitism in, 203; Trojan mula in, 203,
205, 207–8; universities and, 24, 34,
127; as white, 188
accountability, 313–14; of whites, 130
activism, 125, 247, 290; agency and,
144. See also spiritual activism
activists, 141, 143–44
adaptability, 138
adjectives, 164, 182
aesthetics: of Anzaldúa, 24–25; of
decolonization, 277–78; nonwest-
ern, 137, 179; shaman, 8, 121–24,
176, 232
affirmative action, 203
Africa, 210
African Americans: stereotypes of, 28,
112, 151. See also women of colors
agency, 125, 244, 311; activism and, 144
Albrecht, Lisa, 155
alchemy, 92, 235
Alcoset, Vicki, 172, 174
aliens, 87–88
Allen, Jeffner, 163
Allen, Paula Gunn, 287
alliances, 127; across differences, 144,
146–55; building, 2–3, 126. See also
Mundo Zurdo, El; new tribalism;
women of colors
alliance work, 143–44, 212; ground
rules for, 149
altars, 183; altar-making, 229
“America,” 206; other, 239
American Studies, 204, 239–41
Andrews, Lynn, 131–32, 193
androgynes, 37
androids, 88
anger, 72, 127, 129–30, 157, 198; alli-
ance work and, 145; of Anzaldúa,
303–4; of women of colors, 113, 116
anglos. See “whiteness”
animals, 94
anti-Semitism, 155
anxiety, 241
Anzaldúa, Gloria: adolescence of, 70;
aesthetics of, 10, 24–25, 97; anger
of, 187–88; awards won by, 13 n. 9,
239, 328–30, 332, 334; childhood of,
2, 5–6, 27, 39–43, 78–79, 84, 103–5,
282; at college, 80–81, 91; creative
process of, 1; death of, 12, 43–44,
199; development of ideas by, 10–11,
15, 36; diabetes and, 13 n. 14, 332;
education of, 106, 208, 240, 325–26,
330; family of, 38, 76, 84, 93, 142,
325; graduate school experience
of, 82–83; health of, 4, 13 n. 14, 14
n. 18; holistic politics of, 2; house of,
242; hysterectomy of, 5, 38, 43–44,
49, 103, 326; inclusionary phases of,
15 n. 28, 36–37; journals of, 3, 31,
51, 70, 74, 217, 236; menstruation
and, 5, 38, 39, 78, 199; mugging
of, 38, 44, 229, 326, 328; multiple
identities of, 185, 211; near-death
experiences of, 38, 229, 326; out-
of-body experiences of, 43–44, 87;
as outsider, 90; as public speaker,
75, 144, 211; readers of, 172–73; on
reading, 193, 229, 235–36; reason for
writing, 240–41; relationship to the
academy, 239; relation to the indige-
nous, 283, 285, 288–89; scholarship
on, 189, 288–89; self-definition and,
3, 6, 46–47, 95, 164, 188, 216, 299–
300; on sensitivity, 76–78, 192–93;
speaking engagements (“gigs”) of,
327–29, 334–35; spiritual awakening
of, 75–80; teaching experience of,
14 n. 17, 20, 81–82, 129–30, 187–88,
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