Focusing on explorations of spirituality in Gloria Anzaldúa's theory of spiritual activism and Patricia Hill Collins's theory of visionary pragmatism, this forum essay invites scholars of black feminist thought to explore Anzaldúa's work and include it in their research specialties. This meditation models “threshold theorizing” as a dialogic method enabling additional angles of vision and thus generating new, potentially provocative, and transformative insights. It also demonstrates the value of spirituality and spiritual activism to contemporary research.
Spiritual Activism, Visionary Pragmatism, and Threshold Theorizing: An Anzaldúan Meditation with Black Feminist Thought
AnaLouise Keating is Professor and Doctoral Program Director in the Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Woman's University. Thanks to Rachel Alicia Griffin for insightful comments on earlier drafts and the opportunity to bring Gloria Anzaldúa into dialogue with black feminist thought. Correspondence to: AnaLouise Keating, Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies, PO Box 425557, Human Development Building, Suite 307, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX 76204, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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AnaLouise Keating; Spiritual Activism, Visionary Pragmatism, and Threshold Theorizing: An Anzaldúan Meditation with Black Feminist Thought. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 September 2016; 5 (3): 101–107. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.3.101
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