Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Professor Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba: De la sensualidad a la violencia de género

Wed, March 5, 2014

De 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.

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