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University of Minnesota Press
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Looking at a wide range of cultural practices and artifacts, including television, popular music, and pornography, Bodies and Biases addresses representations of sexual behavior and collective identity, homosexuality, and ideologies of gender in historical and contemporary Hispanic culture. 

Topics include cross-dressing on the seventeenth-century Spanish stage, gay life in Cuba and Mexico, a butch-femme reading of Peri-Rossi’s Solitario de amor, pornography, and queer and lesbian spaces. Some essays offer radical rereadings of canonical texts like Don Quijote and Martín Fierro; others bring to the fore lesser known works, such as Marco Denevi’s Rosaura a las diez and the writings of Virgilip Piñera. Reflecting a diversity of sociological, literary, and psychological theoretical underpinnings, Bodies and Biases is a fascinating analysis of sexuality in the context of Hispanic literature and culture.

Contributors: Silvia Bermúdez, U of California, Santa Barbara; Dário Borim Jr.; Herbert J. Brant, Indiana U/Purdue U at Indianapolis; Lou Charnon-Deutsch, SUNY at Stony Brook; Ana García Chichester, Mary Washington College; Brad S. Epps, Harvard U; Gustavo Geirola; Mary S. Gossy, Rutgers U; J. Eduardo Jaramillo-Zuluaga, Denison U; Marina Pérez de Mendiola, U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Salvador A. Oropesa, Kansas State U; James A. Parr, U of California, Riverside; Javier Aparicio Maydeu, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; Claudia Schaefer-Rodríguez, U of Rochester; Robert ter Horst, U of Rochester. 

 


Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Esto no es una despedida
  2. Jenaro Talens
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: The Age of Suspicion: Mapping Sexualities in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Texts
  2. Dário Borim Jr., Roberto Reis
  3. pp. xiii-xxxii
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  1. Chapter 1 The Sexual Economy of Miguel de Cervantes
  2. Robert ter Horst
  3. pp. 1-23
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  1. Chapter 2 The Sinful Scene: Transgression in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama (1625–1685)
  2. Javier Aparicio Maydeu
  3. pp. 24-36
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  1. Chapter 3 Desire and Decorum in the Twentieth-Century Colombian Novel
  2. J. Eduardo Jaramillo Zuluaga
  3. pp. 37-78
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  1. Chapter 4 Representations of Family and Sexuality in Brazilian Cultural Discourse
  2. Roberto Reis
  3. pp. 79-114
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  1. Chapter 5 The Body in Context: Don Quixote and Don Juan
  2. James A. Parr
  3. pp. 115-136
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  1. Chapter 6 Popular Culture and Gender/Genre Construction in Mexican Bolero by Angeles Mastretta
  2. Salvador A. Oropesa
  3. pp. 137-164
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  1. Chapter 7 Sexing the Bildungsroman: Las edades de Lulú, Pornography, and the Pleasure Principle
  2. Silvia Bermúdez
  3. pp. 165-183
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  1. Chapter 8 El diario de José Toledo: A Queer Space in the World of Mexican Letters
  2. Marina Pérez de Mendiola
  3. pp. 184-202
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  1. Chapter 9 Camilo's Closet: Sexual Camouflage in Denevi's Rosaura a las diez
  2. Herbert J. Brant
  3. pp. 203-216
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  1. Chapter 10 Monobodies, Antibodies, and the Body Politic: Sara Levi Calderón's Dos mujeres
  2. Claudia Schaefer-Rodriguez
  3. pp. 217-237
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  1. Chapter 11 Not So Lonely: A Butch-Femme Reading of Cristina Peri-Rossi's Solitario de amor
  2. Mary S. Gossy
  3. pp. 238-245
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  1. Chapter 12 The Case for Feminine Pornography in Latin America
  2. David William Foster
  3. pp. 246-273
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  1. Chapter 13 The Pornographic Subject of Los borbones en pelota
  2. Lou Charnon-Deutsch
  3. pp. 274-293
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  1. Chapter 14 Codifying Homosexuality as Grotesque: The Writings of Virgilio Piñera
  2. Ana García Chichester
  3. pp. 294-315
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  1. Chapter 15 Eroticism and Homoeroticism in Martín Fierro
  2. Gustavo Geirola
  3. pp. 316-332
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  1. Chapter 16 Intricacies of Brazilian Gayness: A Cross-Cultural and Cross-Temporal Approach
  2. Dário Borim Jr.
  3. pp. 333-358
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  1. Chapter 17 The Ecstasy of Disease: Mysticism, Metaphor, and AIDS in Las virtudes del pájaro solitario
  2. Brad Epps
  3. pp. 359-396
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  1. Afterword
  2. Naomi Lindstrom
  3. pp. 397-420
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 421-424
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 425-440
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