1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture

ISBN 9781315179728
Published May 24, 2018 by Routledge
436 Pages

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Book Description

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

Part I: Transmedial Re-Mediations

Chapter One: Hybrid Mass Culture. Debra Castillo.

Chapter Two: The Latin American Flaneur in the Digital Age. Osvaldo Cleger.

Chapter Three: Gender, Sexuality and Video Games in Latin America. Phillip Penix-Tadsen.

Chapter Four: La lotería: Playing with Heteronormativity. Stacey Alex.

Chapter Five: Wilfred Santiago's 21 and Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez's La Boriqueña. Ivonne García.

Chapter Six: 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 Seven: "Tito Guízar on Radio Row: Intermediality, Latino Identity, and Two Early-1930s Vitaphone Shorts." Nicolas Poppe.

Part II: Bending Genre

Chapter Eight: Fashion and Décor through Camp. Sergio Macias.

Chapter Nine: Consuming Melodrama: Puig's Heartbreak Tango and the Signifying Phallus. Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui.

Chapter Ten: Sex with Aliens: Dramatic Irony in Daína Chaviano’s "The Annunciation". Matthew David Goodwin.

Chapter Eleven: Villain or Victim?: Undermining the Memory of Japanese Peruvians in Augusto Higa Oshiro’s Gaijin (Extranjero). Shigeko Mato.

Chapter Twelve: Art, Literature, and Mass Media in Pedro Lemebel. Juan Poblete.

Part III: Re-Constructing Silver Screen Imaginaries

Chapter Thirteen: Pigmentocracy & the Politics of Race and Gender in Mexican Films. Ignacio Sanchez Prado.

Chapter Fourteen: Class, Gender, Race in Filmic Urban Brazilian Spaces" Samuel Cruz.

Chapter Fifteen: El roc ha muerto, viva el roc: Countercultural Heroines in Sergio García Michel’s Super8mm Cinema. Iván E. Aguirre Darancou.

Chapter Sixteen: Starring Mexico: Female Stardom, Age and Mass Media Trajectories in the 20th Century. Olivia Cosentino.

Chapter Seventeen: Hemispheric Approach to the Latin Lover. Paloma Martínez-Cruz & John Cruz.

Chapter Eighteen: Transnational Queerings and Sense8. Laura Fernandez

Chapter Nineteen: El Gringo and El Toro: A Diptych Study in Narco Masculinity. Ryan Rashotte.

Part IV: Putting the Feminist & Queer Pop in the Pictorial Arts

Chapter Twenty: Graffiti in Latin America: Preliminary Notes" Ilan Stavans.

Chapter Twenty-One: Graffiti School Comunidad: A Feminist Arts Pedagogy of Empowerment. Guisela Latorre and Majorie Peñailillo.

Chapter Twenty-Two: Contemporary Amerindian Imaginaries and the Challenge of Intersectional Analysis. Arij Ouweneel.

Chapter Twenty-Three: The Photography of Thomaz Farkas and the Estádo de Pacaembu. David William Foster.

Part V: Bend it like Pelé

Chapter Twenty-Four: Soccer's homoaffectivity and analyzes the Netflix comedy Club de Cuervo. Patrick Ridge.

Chapter Twenty-Five: Reading Race and Gender in The Black Man in Brazilian Soccer and Beyond. Jack Draper.

Chapter Twenty-Six: Hard Punches, Vulnerable Bodies: Latin American Boxing Films and the Intersections of Gender, Class, Race, and Nation. Mauricio Espinoza and Luis Estrada Orozco.

Chapter Twenty-Seven: ‘The Blizzard of Oz’: Ozzie Guillén and Latino Masculinities as Spectacle. Jennifer Rudolph.

Part VI: Alt-Hemispheric Sound & Body Performatics

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Somos Mujeres Somos Hip Hop. Melissa Castillo-Garsow.

Chapter Twenty-Nine: Weirded Soundscapes in Contemporary Chilean Narrative. J. Andrew Brown.

Chapter Thirty: Dance as Medicine. John Petrus and Jessica Rutherford.

Chapter Thirty-One: Gender Performativity and Indigenous Conceptions of Duality in the Inti Raymi-Jatun Puncha Festivals of Cotacachi, Ecuador. Michelle Wibbelsman.

Part VII: Staging Nuevo Hemispheric Identities

Chapter Thirty-Two: Beside Motherhood: Staging Women’s Lives in Latin American Theatre of the Real. Julie Ward.

Chapter Thirty-Three: Can saraus speak to gender and migrant politics in São Paulo? Derek Pardue.

Chapter Thirty-Four: Transfeminism and Fake Mustachios: Sayak Valencia's Decolonial Critique at the U.S.-Mexico Border. Ignacio Corona.

Chapter Thirty-Five: Proud sinvergüenza or foolish maricón? Manu NNa’s challenge to Mexican homonormativity. Douglas Bush.

Chapter Thirty-Six: The Cuban Missile Crisis of White Masculinity: Tito Bonito and the Burlesque Butt. Kristie Soares.

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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.