Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Quotes from _The Flower and the Scorpion_ #13

"We can think of the tlazolli complex in a schematic form as an intersecting matrix with four vectors: household (feminine) labor, the earth, pleasure, and ritual."

A matrix (the word-choice is itself fascinating, as it recalls a Gloria Anzaldua poem about Tlazolteotl!) that Pete Sigal then almost entirely leaves behind for the rest of the book, ignoring both household labor AND the earth in his analysis.

There are times when I really wish that academics would read their introductions >.<

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