Critical Race Methodological Tensions

Nepantla in Our Community-Based Praxis

Authored by: Alemán, Jr. Enrique , Delgado Bernal Dolores , Mendoza Sylvia

Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education

Print publication date:  March  2013
Online publication date:  September  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415899956
eBook ISBN: 9780203155721
Adobe ISBN: 9781136581410

10.4324/9780203155721.ch24

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Abstract

And I now call it Nepantla, which is a Nahuatl word for the space between two bodies of water, the space between two worlds. It is a limited space, a space where you are not this or that but where you are changing … It is very awkward, uncomfortable and frustrating to be in that Nepantla because you are in the midst of transformation.

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