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Argentine, Mexican, and Guatemalan Photography: Feminist, Queer, and Post-Masculinist Perspectives

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One of the important cultural responses to political and sociohistorical events in Latin America is a resurgence of urban photography, which typically blends high art and social documentary. But unlike other forms of cultural production in Latin America,…
Puerto Rican Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources
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|September 1, 1982

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Queer Issues In Contemporary Latin American Cinema

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Viewing contemporary Latin American films through the lens of queer studies reveals that many filmmakers are exploring issues of gender identity and sexual difference, as well as the homophobia that attempts to defeat any challenge to the heterosexual norms of…
El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond: Graphic Narrative in Argentina and Brazil

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“El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond examines the graphic narrative tradition in the two South American countries that have produced the medium’s most significant and copious output. Argentine graphic narrative emerged in the 1980s, awakened by…
Sexual Textualities: Essays on Queer/ing Latin American Writing

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Since the 1991 publication of his groundbreaking book Gay and Lesbian Themes in Latin American Writing , David William Foster has proposed a series of theoretical and critical principles for the analysis of Latin American culture from the perspectives of the…
Peruvian Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources
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|December 1, 1981

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Gay and Lesbian Themes in Latin American Writing

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A taboo subject in many cultures, homosexuality has been traditionally repressed in Latin America, both as a way of life and as a subject for literature. Yet numerous writers have attempted to break the cultural silence surrounding homosexuality, using various…
Mexico City In Contemporary Mexican Cinema

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Just as Mexican national life has come to center on the sprawling, dynamic, almost indefinable metropolis of Mexico City, so recent Mexican cinema has focused on the city not merely as a setting for films but almost as a protagonist in its own right, whose…
Gender and Society in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

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"Gender is an absolute ground zero for most human societies," writes David William Foster, "an absolute horizon of social subjectivity." In this book, he examines gender issues in thirteen Brazilian films made (with one exception) after the 1985 return to…
Mexican Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources
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|June 1, 1992

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This revised edition provides a registry of criticism on seventy-eight writers of Mexico in all genres and periods. Foster updates coverage on the fifty authors included in the original 1981 edition, but over half of the listings represent additional authors.…
Glimpses of Phoenix: The Desert Metropolis in Written and Visual Media

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Part of the self-image of Phoenix is that the city has no history and that anything of importance happened yesterday. Also that Phoenix, the Arizona state capital, is a “clean” city (despite a past of police corruption and social oppression). The “real” Phoenix,…
Picturing the Barrio: Ten Chicano Photographers
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|June 30, 2017

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Mexican-American life, like that of nearly every contemporary community, has been extensively photographed. Yet there is surprisingly little scholarship on Chicano photography. Picturing the Barrio presents the first book-length examination on the topic. David…
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