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Complete table of contents for The Norton Reader, 11e

Gloria Anzaldúa | "How to Tame a Wild Tongue"

The Norton Reader: Regular (p. 537), Shorter (p. 283)

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Writing Assignments

What is a borderland? Is it geographical, cultural, physical, psychological, sexual, political? Look through the following Web sites about different aspects of border cultures and consider the various ways in which the concept of a borderland is used both literally and metaphorically in these Web sites and in Anzaldúa's piece.

Link 1 (Border Music): http://www.lib.utexas.edu/benson/border/ConjuntoIndex.html

Link 2 (Border Culture): http://www.folklife.si.edu/vfest/frontera/start.htm

Link 3 (Border Politics): http://www.laprensa-sandiego.org/current/politics.htm

The Chicana feminist Web site includes a page of quotes from a number of Chicana authors who define Chicana feminism and, in one way or another, explore ideas similar to those you read about in "How to Tame a Wild Tongue." You'll find this page at http://www.chicanas.com/defs.html. Read through these quotes and choose at least three. Write about the relationship between these quotes and Anzaldúa's notions of language and identity.

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