Nepantlando: From borderlands foods to classroom acts of Nepantla
The border, as defined by Gloria Anzaldúa, is conceptually marked by an ideological site called nepantla—a Nahuatl word that refers to a space existing in-between worlds. Nepantla is a performative site for visual art and writing. Making borderlands foods is an active space that exists in-between worlds. Using a performative approach to writing and image, I theorize nepantla through food, language, identity, and race. The process of nepantlando is a teaching practice of performative visual art and studio writing. Art and teaching are inseparable in nepantlando. As nepantla is a knowing and understanding of living in-between worlds, nepantlando is a creative doing of living in-between worlds.
Christen Sperry García (2022) Nepantlando: From borderlands foods to classroom acts of Nepantla, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 19:1, 69-92, DOI: 10.1080/15505170.2020.1845882
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