Colonizing Knowledge

Learning Goal: I’m working on a gender studies writing question and need a sample draft to help me learn.

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Read: In Decolonizing Methodologies by Linda Smith, “Chapter 3: Colonizing Knowledge.”

READ: In This Bridge Called My Back (TBCMB) Norma Alarcon’s “Chicana Feminist Literature: A Re-vision through Malintzin /or Malintzin Putting the Flesh Back on the Object.” 181-189; “Introduction, 1981” by Anzaldúa and Moraga “Catching Fire” by Chicana Lesbian Moraga.

INSTRUCTIONS: All posts for Week 3 are due 9/18/21 on Saturday. If late, include late on top. Do not fall behind. Bold all terms, as listed below. Do not exceed 3 paragraphs per prompt. Provide your best quality work. Engage in the material and cite where appropriate.

POST 1: Title, Terms: Define the following terms & provide an example for each. A). Cloistered Feminism, B. Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz, C). Colonization, D). La Chingada or the Whore

POST: Title “Malinche: Traitor or Heroine.” Bold all terms, as listed below. READ: Norma Alarcon’s “Chicana Feminist Literature: A Re-vision through Malintzin /or Malintzin Putting the Flesh Back on the Object.” 181-189 in This Bridge Called My Back

  1. A) Who is La Malinche or Malintin according to Alarcon’s article in This Bridge Called My Back? Is she a trader or heroine? What do you think? B) Why is Malinche portrayed as “the Mexican Eve” by male scholars according to Alarcon? Be specific and cite the book. C) What empowers you about Alarcon’s article re-vision of her-story from a Chicana Feminist perspective? D) Provide an image in your post of your perception of Malintzin and discuss trader or heroine. E) Can YOU relate to Malinche in your family, culture, or gender roles? If so how? Provide a brief example Connect to the material based on gender roles in various Chicana & Latina cultures.

POST 3: Title, “Colonizing Knowledges.” Bold terms below.

According to Chapter 3: Colonizing Knowledges address the following. A). What does Smith argue about Colonizing Knowledge in Decolonizing Methodologies? Provide an example. B). Why is it important to de-colonize knowledge? C). Discuss the significance according to Smith & provide an example. D). What empowers you about this chapter?