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Héctor Dominguez-Ruvalcaba


de laDe la sensualidad a la violencia de género: la modernidad y la nación en las representaciones de la masculinidad en el México contemporáneo

Based on the analysis of a broad variety of aesthetic expressions including novels, essays, dramas, visual arts, and films, this book explores the close relation between masculinity, modernizing projects, and Mexican national identity. The main contributions of this cultural studies work are: a) Virility is a gesture of compensation for the lack of power that defines the colonial/postcolonial condition; b) Machismo requires misogyny and homophobia for keeping its supremacy; and c) Contemporary violence is a symptom of the crisis of patriarchy. 

Author Professor Héctor Dominguez-Ruvalcaba


dialogue interdisciplinariosDiálogos interdisciplinarios sobre violencia sexual

This book gathers the contributions of specialists on gender and sexual violence from a diversity of disciplines, such as legal studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, media studies, and cultural studies. Concerned with the emergence of new forms of gender violence in contemporary Latin America, the authors included in this book address issues like sexual market, armed men, disposable subjects, and the system of criminality and impunity that prevails in Latin American society.

Author Professor Héctor Dominguez-Ruvalcaba




Desmantelamiento de la Ciudadanía: Políticas de Terror en la Frontera NorteDesmantelamiento de la Ciudadanía: Políticas de Terror en la Frontera Norte

Professor Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba has published a new book entitled Desmantelamiento de la Ciudadanía: Políticas de Terror en la Frontera Norte, which explores the current state of ungovernability on the US-Mexico border.  “How many deaths,” the authors ask, “will finally be sufficient to unravel the network of complicity, abuses of the civil population, lack of professionalism, absolute loss of ethical sense, and the use of fear as a tool of control and self-deceit?”



EntreEntre las duras aristas de las armas


En esta obra, con un enfoque interdisciplinario, los autores no escatiman ningun recurso analitico para profundizar en una reflexion que nos lleva a entender como estos crimenes trascienden la esfera de lo etico y permite ver la relacion entre una cultura patriarcal -y misogina- y la negligencia, oportunismo y falta de planeacion de la administracion publica; el contrastante desarrollo de los polos oriente y poniente de la ciudad y de la miseria extrema en que vive casi la mitad de su poblacion; la particular vulnerabilidad de las trabajadoras de la maquila y la estigmatizacion de sus formas de socializacion en los espacios nocturnos.

Author Professor Héctor Dominguez-Ruvalcaba


Gender ViolenceGender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The U.S.-Mexico border is frequently presented by contemporary media as a violent and dangerous place. But that is not a new perception. For decades the border has been constructed as a topographic metaphor for all forms of illegality, in which an ineffable link between space and violence is somehow assumed.

Edited by Professor Héctor Dominguez-Ruvalcaba




la modernLa modernidad abyecta. Formación del discurso homosexual en Hispanoamérica

This book discusses how homosexuality is introduced in the archives of Spanish American literature to the point of occupying a central role in the construction of modernity. Dominguez Ruvalcaba argues that homosexual writing evidences how the conceptions of heterosexual dominant ideology are arbitrary, through the study of three of the most renowned homosexual authors of the beginning of twentieth century: Augusto D'Halmar, Porfirio Barba Jacob, and Salvador Novo.

Author Professor Héctor Dominguez-Ruvalcaba

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