Gender Violence in Twenty-First-Century Latin American Women’s Writing
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240 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Violence in the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds

Imprint: Tamesis Books

Gender Violence in Twenty-First-Century Latin American Women's Writing

by María Encarnación López and Stephen M. Hart

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How do contemporary female authors in Latin America tackle gender violence in their writings?
This book analyses the portrayal of violence against women in the works of ten contemporary Latin American female authors: Alejandra Jaramillo Morales, Laura Restrepo, Ena Lucia Portela, Wendy Guerra, Selva Almada, Claudia Pineiro, Diamela Eltit, Carla Guelfenbein, Lydia Cacho and Fernanda Melchor. Governments in Latin America have routinely failed to protect women from abuse, threats, censorship, repressive policies on reproduction rights, forced displacement, sex trafficking, disappearances and femicides, and this book beats a new path through these burning issues by drawing on the knowledges encapsulated by sociology as much as the visions articulated by literature. Through an exploration of works published in the twenty-first century by women writers from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba and Mexico, this volume reconceptualises positions of privilege and power in the region and provides new readings about the meaning of gender, sexuality, violence and the female body in contemporary Latin America. The aim of this book is to raise awareness of the daily threat of violence against women in Latin America, underline the importance of the voice of Latin American women within that daily struggle, and encourage governments, organisations and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean to take gender violence seriously and fight to secure peace and social equality for all women in the modern world.
Introduction

I: Columbia
1. Sadistic Sexual Femicide in Alejandra Jaramillo Morales's Acaso la muerte - Stephen M. Hart
2. Political Madness in Laura Restrepo's Delirio - Stephen M. Hart

II: Cuba
3. Homophobia in Ena Lucía Portela's Cien botellas en una pared - María E. López
4. Racism and gender violence in Wendy Guerra's Negra - María E. López

III: Argentina
5. Femicide in rural Argentina in Selva Almada's Chicas muertas - María E. López
6. The control over women's bodies in Claudia Piñeiro's Quién no - María E. López

IV: Chile
7. The Posthuman Female Body in Lockdown in Diamela Eltit's Fuerzas especiales - Stephen M. Hart
8. The Distant Death of a Female Body in Carla Guelfenbein's Contigo en la distancia - Stephen M. Hart

V: Mexico
9. Derogary hegemonic masculinity into Lydia Cacho's Ellos hablan - María E. López
10. Abjection of the female body inFernanda Melchor's Temporada de huracanes- María E. López

Conclusion
Bibliography

MARÍA E. LÓPEZ is a Reader in Sociology at London Metropolitan University.

STEPHEN M. HART is Professor of Latin American Film, Literature and Culture at University College London.

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Title Details

240 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Violence in the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds

Imprint: Tamesis Books