Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share Flesh by B. Sifuentes-jáureTransvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share Flesh by B. Sifuentes-jáure

Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share Flesh

byB. Sifuentes-jáure

Paperback | April 2, 2002

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This book is about transvestism and the performance of gender in Latin American literature and culture. Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui 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, José Donoso, Severo Sarduy and Manuel Puig (author of Kiss of the Spiderwoma n), alongside critical works in gender studies and queer theory, Sifuentes-Jáuregui shows how transvestism operates not only to destabilize, but often to affirm sexual, gender, national and political identities.
BEN. SIFUENTES-JÁUREGUI is Assistant Professor of Latin American literature at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the program in Comparative Literature.
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Title:Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature: Genders Share FleshFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.58 inPublished:April 2, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312294417

ISBN - 13:9780312294410

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Chronicle of Gender Foretold: Transvestism and the Difficulty of Gender Rereading Los 41 : Nationhood and the Scandal of Effeminacy Fashion's Lost Word: Carpentier Writes Woman Gender without Limits: The Erotics of Masculinity in El lugar sin limites Transvestite and Homobaroque Endings: Sarduy on the Verge of Reading Kissing the Body Politic: Engendering Heterosexuality/Screening the Homosocial

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'A truly exceptional and extraordinarily acute reflection on transvestism and the performance of gender....' - Sylvia Molloy, President of the Modern Language Association & Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities at New York University