New Directions in Latino American Cultures

Queer Argentina

Movement Towards the Closet in a Global Time

Authors: Edwards, Matthew J.

  • Analyzes scenarios in Argentina's political and cultural spheres where the queer framework has been embraced as a part of one's lifestyle
  • Examines the progression of marginalized queer communities in Argentina towards embracing the group's collective experience outside of the heterosexual realm
  • Argues that recent events and rising public figures in Argentina indicate that there is a specific movement away from normativity and towards the queer culture
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Through insightful, high-paced commentary this book directs attention south, towards Argentina. Current events, political debates, and the cultural production of artists, authors and public figures, including César Aira, María Moreno, Naty Menstrual and Copi, among others, provide case studies where heterosexual social models are rejected and, in their place, queer frameworks become the preferred model for living differently. Queer Argentina traces the movements of today’s marginalized communities as they pass through and choose to remain within the closet: a space that is emblematic of collective struggles in silence and community formation outside the (hetero)norm.

About the authors

Matthew J. Edwards is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, USA. His work has been published in such journals as Hispanic Review and Chasqui.

Reviews

“More than a place, Queer Argentina names both a historical experience and the possibility of new cartographies and temporalities—a crossroad where the North no longer embodies democratic progress and queer avant-garde, and the allegedly backward, regressive South offers concrete examples of remarkable—if fragile—legal victories and cultural experiments on queer life. At the heart of this dislocation, Matthew Edwards traces the challenges and possibilities for queer cultures today, less interested in the affirmation of recognizable identities than in the ability of literary and aesthetic production to imagine other sociabilities, alternative publics, new forms of life. In doing this, he brings to light new cultural repertoires … and asks provoking questions that mobilize classic themes of queer thinking, such as the closet, utopia or non-normative communities. Queer Argentina is a refreshing, highly stimulating and timely reading of queer Argentine cultures in the light of recent historical transformations and emerging cultural cartographies.” (Gabriel Giorgi, Associate Professor of Spanish at New York University, USA)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Same-Sex Marriage and the Collective Moving Toward Difference

    Edwards, Matthew J.

    Pages 1-26

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  • Interested in Copi

    Edwards, Matthew

    Pages 27-59

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  • Disabled Attractions in Kiss of the Spider Woman

    Edwards, Matthew

    Pages 61-91

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  • María Moreno’s Model Behavior

    Edwards, Matthew

    Pages 93-123

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  • The Queer Consumption of Naty Menstrual

    Edwards, Matthew

    Pages 125-157

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eBook 109,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57465-7
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58159-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer Argentina
Book Subtitle
Movement Towards the Closet in a Global Time
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57465-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57465-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58159-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
Topics