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Denials and Declarations of Queerness: The Concept of el Hombre Nuevo

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Title: Denials and Declarations of Queerness: The Concept of el Hombre Nuevo
Author: Scully, Jerome Aaron
Department: School of Languages and Literatures
Program: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Advisor: Yovanovich, Gordana
Abstract: To better understand the socio-historical struggle for inclusion of the queer subject in the concept of el hombre nuevo, this study examines landmark essays on revolution by José Martí and Ché Guevara, their liberatory intent, and their rejection of the queer subject. This study also contemplates Anzaldúa’s articulation of European/Indigenous/queer mestizaje as a site of creative resistance, as well as her call for those in the struggle for liberation to listen to the queer voices in their movements. Finally, acclaimed works on queer sexuality and revolution by Manuel Puig, Senel Paz, and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea are analyzed to demonstrate the struggle to create el hombre nuevo, explore the challenging of stereotypes, and show the transformation of the revolutionary man and queer subject into allies, and also to reveal some conceptual tensions around sexuality that arise in bringing Paz’s text to film.
Date: 2016-05
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
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