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Masculinity after Trujillo : the politics of gender in Dominican literature

Author: Maja Horn; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.; Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication Initiative.
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2014] ©2014
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Chronicles the way hyper-masculinity has permeated a wide swath of Dominican culture over the past century, demonstrating how modern attitudes toward masculinity were informed by and evolved from the U.S. military occupation of the island, through Trujillo's dictatorship, and into the manifestations in the present day.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Horn, Maja.
Masculinity after Trujillo.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2014]
(DLC) 2013029228
(OCoLC)830946980
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maja Horn; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.; Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication Initiative.
ISBN: 9780813048994 0813048990
OCLC Number: 865578974
Notes: "This book is a part of the Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture publication initiative, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 202 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The politics of gender in the Caribbean --
De-tropicalizing the Trujillo dictatorship and Dominican masculinity --
One phallus for another: post-dictatorship political and literary canons --
Engendering resistance: Hilma Contreras's counternarratives --
Still loving Papi: globalized dominican subjectivities in the novels of Rita Indiana Hernández --
How not to read Junot Díaz: diasporic Dominican masculinity and its returns --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Maja Horn.

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Any observer of Dominican political and literary discourse will quickly notice a hyper-masculinity that has permeated the culture. Most critics will attribute this to an outgrowth of otraditionalo  Read more...

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A novel and thoughtful analysis of the sexual gender relations and the construction of masculinity in contemporary Dominican culture. "The Americas""

 
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