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The Resource Masculinity after Trujillo : the politics of gender in Dominican literature, Maja Horn

Masculinity after Trujillo : the politics of gender in Dominican literature, Maja Horn

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Masculinity after Trujillo : the politics of gender in Dominican literature
Title
Masculinity after Trujillo
Title remainder
the politics of gender in Dominican literature
Statement of responsibility
Maja Horn
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Language
eng
Summary
Any observer of Dominican political and literary discourse will quickly notice how certain notions of hyper-masculinity permeate the culture. Many critics will attribute this to an outgrowth of "traditional" Latin American patriarchal culture. Masculinity after Trujillo demonstrates why they are mistaken. In this extraordinary work, Maja Horn argues that this common Dominican attitude became ingrained during the dictatorship (1930-61) of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, as well as through the U.S. military occupation that preceded it. Where previous studies have focused mainly on Spanish colonialism and the controversial sharing of the island with Haiti, Horn emphasizes the underexamined and lasting influence of U.S. imperialism and how it prepared the terrain for Trujillo's hyperbolic language of masculinity. She also demonstrates how later attempts to emasculate the image of Trujillo often reproduced the same masculinist ideology popularized by his government. By using the lens of gender politics, Horn enables readers to reconsider the ongoing legacy of the Trujillato, including the relatively weak social movements formed around racial and ethnic identities, sexuality, and even labor. She offers exciting new interpretations of such writers as Hilma Contreras, Rita Indiana Hernández, and Junot Díaz, revealing the ways they successfully challenge dominant political and canonical literary discourses
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Horn, Maja
Dewey number
860.9/97293
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7400.5
LC item number
.H67 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication Initiative
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  • Dominican literature
  • Masculinity
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Gender identity
  • Men
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Dominican literature
  • Gender identity
  • Masculinity
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Men
  • Dominican Republic
  • Literatur
  • Männlichkeit
  • Dominikanische Republik
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American
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Masculinity after Trujillo : the politics of gender in Dominican literature, Maja Horn
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Note
"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."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
865578974
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813048994
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctvwwg69w
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)865578974
Label
Masculinity after Trujillo : the politics of gender in Dominican literature, Maja Horn
Publication
Copyright
Note
"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."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
865578974
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813048994
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvwwg69w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865578974

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