The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture is the first comprehensive volume to explore the intersections between gender, sexuality, and the creation, consumption, and interpretation of popular culture in the Américas.
The chapters seek to enrich our understanding of the role of pop culture in the everyday lives of its creators and consumers, primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries. They reveal how popular culture expresses the historical, social, cultural, and political commonalities that have shaped the lives of peoples that make up the Américas, and also highlight how pop culture can conform to and solidify existing social hierarchies, whilst on other occasions contest and resist the status quo. Front and center in this collection are issues of gender and sexuality, making visible the ways in which subjects who inhabit intersectional identities (sex, gender, race, class) are "othered", as well as demonstrating how these same subjects can, and do, use pop-cultural phenomena in self-affirmative and progressively transformative ways. Topics covered in this volume include TV, film, pop and performance art, hip-hop, dance, slam poetry, gender-fluid religious ritual, theater, stand-up comedy, graffiti, videogames, photography, graphic arts, sports spectacles, comic books, sci-fi and other genre novels, lotería card games, news, web, and digital media.
Table of Contents
List of figures; List of contributors;Introduction: Putting gender and sexuality at the center of all that goes pop in Latin America, Frederick Luis Aldama; PART I Transmedial re-mediations; Chapter 1 Hybrid mass culture, Debra A. Castillo; Chapter 2 The Latin American flâneur in the digital age, Osvaldo Cleger; Chapter 3 Intersections of gender and gaming in Latin America, Phillip Penix-Tadsen; Chapter 4 La lotería mexicana: Playing with heteronormativity, Stacey Alex; Chapter 5 Diasporic intersectionality: Colonial history and Puerto Rican hero narratives in 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente and La Borinqueña, Ivonne M. García; Chapter 6 Drawing up a ‘post’-Latin America: The possibilities and limits of gender imagination in post-apocalyptic, post-human, and post-historical graphic narrative, Mauricio Espinoza; Chapter 7 Tito Guízar on Radio Row: Intermediality, Latino identity, and two early 1930s Vitaphone shorts, Nicolas Poppe; PART II Bending genre; Chapter 8 Interior design and homoerotic spaces in José Asunción Silva’s De sobremesa, Sergio Macías; Chapter 9 Melodramatic attachments: On Puig’s Boquitas pintadas, Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui; Chapter 10 Sex with aliens: Dramatic irony in Daína Chaviano’s "The Annunciation", Matthew David Goodwin; Chapter 11 Villain or victim?: Undermining the memory of Japanese Peruvians in Augusto Higa Oshiro’s Gaijin (Extranjero), Shigeko Mato; Chapter 12 Art, literature, and mass media in Pedro Lemebel, Juan Poblete; PART III Re-constructing silver screen imaginaries; Chapter 13 Neoliberal pigmentocracies: Women and the elite body politic in neoliberal Mexican cinema, Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado; Chapter
Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and University Distinguished Teacher at The Ohio State University, USA. He is an award-winning author, co-author, and editor of over thirty books. He is editor and co-editor of eight academic press book series. He has been honored with the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education’s Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education Award and inducted into the Academy of Teaching.