Política y cultura
versão impressa ISSN 0188-7742
HERNANDEZ-LEMUS, Alberto. Performance Activism at the Borderlands: Minutemen, Anzaldúa, Gómez-Peña. Polít. cult. [online]. 2006, n.26, pp. 109-129. ISSN 0188-7742.
The borderlands shared by the United States and Mexico are a deposit of signs of diverse cultures that have crossed through them: Native, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-Saxon. Three types of political or artistic activism take control selectively of some of those signs to proclaim own identities. By means of the action of border patrolling, the Minutemen safeguard the purity of the project of nativist identity based on the doctrine of Manifest Destiny. Anzaldúa (test) and Gómez-Peña (action art), however, stimulate the proliferation of combinations of signs that give rise to new identities and mestizations.
Palavras-chave : Frontier; Identity; Manifest Destiny; Minutemen; Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gloria Anzaldía.