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Danger Zones

- Homosexuality, National Identity, and Mexican Culture

About Danger Zones

Homosexuality has appeared as a secondary theme in the fictional works of numerous mainstream writers in contemporary Mexico. Here, the author deals with issues of gender identity when they emerge as metaphorical red flags signaling cultural danger zones along the path to harmonious national discourse. By focusing on the representation of homosexuality in a variety of texts produced between 1964 and 1994, the book also delineates complex relationships within Mexican society. Contents: 1. El diario de JosA(c) Toledo: The Fantasies of a Middle-Class Bureaucrat2. The Power of Subversive Imagination: Utopian Discourse in the Novels of Luis Zapata and JosA(c) Rafael Calva3. On the Cutting Edge: El jinete azul and the Aesthetics of the Abyss4. Monobodies, Antibodies, and the Body Politic: Sara Levi CalderA3nas Dos mujeres5. Just Another Material Girl? La hermana secreta de AngA(c)lica MarA-a and the Seduction of the Popular6. From "Infernal Realms of Delinquency" to Cozy CabaAas in Cuernavaca: JosA(c) JoaquA-n Blancoas Visions of Homosexuality

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  • Language:
  • English
  • ISBN:
  • 9780816516667
  • Binding:
  • Paperback
  • Pages:
  • 159
  • Published:
  • September 30, 1996
  • Dimensions:
  • 152x233x11 mm.
  • Weight:
  • 456 g.
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Expected delivery: June 20, 2024

Description of Danger Zones

Homosexuality has appeared as a secondary theme in the fictional works of numerous mainstream writers in contemporary Mexico. Here, the author deals with issues of gender identity when they emerge as metaphorical red flags signaling cultural danger zones along the path to harmonious national discourse. By focusing on the representation of homosexuality in a variety of texts produced between 1964 and 1994, the book also delineates complex relationships within Mexican society. Contents: 1. El diario de JosA(c) Toledo: The Fantasies of a Middle-Class Bureaucrat2. The Power of Subversive Imagination: Utopian Discourse in the Novels of Luis Zapata and JosA(c) Rafael Calva3. On the Cutting Edge: El jinete azul and the Aesthetics of the Abyss4. Monobodies, Antibodies, and the Body Politic: Sara Levi CalderA3nas Dos mujeres5. Just Another Material Girl? La hermana secreta de AngA(c)lica MarA-a and the Seduction of the Popular6. From "Infernal Realms of Delinquency" to Cozy CabaAas in Cuernavaca: JosA(c) JoaquA-n Blancoas Visions of Homosexuality

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