Gender and Identity Formation in Contemporary Mexican Literature
Marina Perez de Mendiola critically analyzes the narrative strategies and representational devices used by six contemporary Mexican authors (Sara Sefchovich, Jose Joaqu'n Blanco, Miguel Barbachano Ponce, Brianda Domecq, Rosamar'a Roffiel, Oscar de la Borbolla) to create multiple subjects in their novels. Building on the work of historians, anthropologists, psychoanalysts, cultural and literary critics, and feminists, the author examines the shifting positionalities women and men assume in relation to the sexual-gender system-negotiating, adopting, altering, or transgressing the ideologies of identity and gender that have prevailed in Mexico. The analysis of the theoretical questions posed by the resemanticization of notions of gender, sexuality, and identity in Mexican literature will be essential reading for scholars and students of Latin American studies, cultural and gender studies, and comparative literature. Bibliography. Index.
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