The Anzaldúan Theory Handbook
In The Anzald an Theory Handbook AnaLouise Keating provides a comprehensive investigation of the foundational theories, methods, and philosophies of Gloria E. Anzald a. Through archival research and close readings of Anzald a's unpublished and published writings, Keating offers a biographical-intellectual sketch of Anzald a, investigates her writing process and theory-making methods, and excavates her archival manuscripts. Keating focuses on the breadth of Anzald a's theoretical oeuvre, including Anzald a's lesser-known concepts of autohistoria y autohistoria-teor a, nos/otras, geographies of selves, and El Mundo Zurdo. By investigating those dimensions of Anzald a's theories, writings, and methods that have received less critical attention and by exploring the interconnections between these overlooked concepts and her better-known theories, Keating opens additional areas of investigation into Anzald a's work and models new ways to "do" Anzald an theory. This book also includes extensive definitions, genealogies, and explorations of eighteen key Anzald an theories as well as an annotated bibliography of hundreds of Anzald a's unpublished manuscripts.
About the Author
AnaLouise Keating is Professor of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Woman's University and the author of Transformation Now! Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change and other books. She worked closely with Anzaldúa for more than a decade, editing Interviews/Entrevistas and coediting (with Anzaldúa) this bridge we call home. She has also edited Anzaldúa's books posthumously, including Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality, also published by Duke University Press.