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Identities on the move : contemporary representations of new sexualities and gender identities

Author: Silvia del Pilar Castro Borrego; María Isabel Romero Ruiz
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]
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The development of new sexualities and gender identities has become a crucial issue in the field of literary and cultural studies in the first years of the twenty-first century. The legacy of this process has its origins in the last decades of the nineteenth century and the twentieth century. The methodologies of cultural studies and, in particular, of post-structuralism and post-colonialism, urges us to read and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silvia del Pilar Castro Borrego; María Isabel Romero Ruiz
ISBN: 9780739191699 0739191691 9781498508766 1498508766
OCLC Number: 890814631
Description: viii, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: gender strike! Seeing gender and sexual identity in the twenty-first century / Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego and Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz --
Queering decoloniality: epistemic body politics in Alicia Gaspar de Alba's Desert Blood / Laura Gillman --
Women's migration, prostitution, and human trafficking: gender and historical approaches / Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz --
Representations of transnational and sexual violence in Zoe Wicomb's The One That Got Away / Cynthia Lytle --
Child sex abuse and traumatic identity in Down by the River by Edna O'Brien / Maria Elena Jaime de Pablos --
Ascribe, divide --
and rule?: Intellectual liminality among ethnic, class, gender and many others / Logie Barrow --
Sex, pain, and sickness: performances of identity through space and bodies / Eduardo Barros Grela --
Interrogating the posthuman in U.S. science fiction films / Rocio Carrasco Carrasco --
Sexuality and gender relationships in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea / Lucia Garcia Magaldi --
Lust and sexuality in Bronte's Jane Eyre and Rhys's Antoinette Mason / Maria Jose Coperias Aguilar --
"I am a black lesbian and I am your sister": Audre Lorde's theorizing difference as weapon for survival and change / Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego --
The inside and outside of gendered space: gender migration and Little Britain from Judith Butler's Gender Trouble to Beatriz Preciado's Testo Yonqui / David Walton --
Shifting bodies and boundaries: representations of female soccer players and the shortfall within South African Press / Kate Joseph and Antje Schuhmann --
Black feminist theatrical responses to homophobia: Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky and Cheryl L. West's Before it Hits Home / Inmaculada Pineda Hernandez --
An epic migration: African American women, representation, mis/guided identities and Kathryn Stickett's The Help / Angelita Reyes --
Identity and agency in I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots: Marietta's sexual self / Concepcion Parrondo Carretero --
Muslim women in the third space: negotiating diaspora, sexuality, and identity from a feminist postcolonial perspective / Miriam Bazi.
Responsibility: edited by Silvia Pilar Castro-Borrego and Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz.


Identities on the Move questions the postmodernist concept of identity by looking into more progressive views of identity and difference, addressing post-positivist interpretations of key identity  Read more...
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Borrego and Ruiz have assembled a comprehensive and diverse collection of case studies, theoretical essays, and film, novel, and character analyses, all of which foreground cultural and literary Read more...

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