Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share Flesh (Hardcover)

Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share Flesh By B. Sifuentes-Jáuregui Cover Image

Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share Flesh (Hardcover)

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This book is about transvestism and the performance of gender in Latin American literature and culture. Ben. Sifuentes-J uregui explores the figure of the transvestite and his/her relation to the body through a series of canonical Latin American texts. By analyzing works by Alejo Carpentier, Jos Donoso, Severo Sarduy and Manuel Puig (author of Kiss of the Spiderwoma n), alongside critical works in gender studies and queer theory, Sifuentes-J uregui shows how transvestism operates not only to destabilize, but often to affirm sexual, gender, national and political identities.
Product Details ISBN: 9780312294403
ISBN-10: 0312294409
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English