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Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature

Genders Share Flesh

Authors: Sifuentes-Jáuregui, B.

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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.

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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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'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


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction Chronicle of Gender Foretold: Transvestism and the Difficulty of Gender

    Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Ben.

    Pages 1-14

  • Nation and the Scandal of Effeminacy: Rereading Los “41”

    Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Ben.

    Pages 15-51

  • Fashion’s Lost Word: Carpentier Writes Woman

    Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Ben.

    Pages 53-86

  • Gender without Limits: The Erotics of Masculinity in El lugar sin limites

    Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Ben.

    Pages 87-118

  • Transvestite and Homobaroque Twirls: Sarduy on the Verge of Reading Structuralism/ Psychoanalysis /Deconstruction

    Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Ben.

    Pages 119-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature
Book Subtitle
Genders Share Flesh
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10728-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230107281
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29440-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-29441-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 240
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