Danger Zones

Danger Zones




Homosexuality has appeared as a secondary theme in the fictional works of numerous mainstream writers in contemporary Mexico. Here, the author deals with issues of gender identity when they emerge as metaphorical red flags signaling cultural danger zones along the path to harmonious national discourse. By focusing on the representation of homosexuality in a variety of texts produced between 1964 and 1994, the book also delineates complex relationships within Mexican society. Contents: 1. El diario de JosŽ Toledo: The Fantasies of a Middle-Class Bureaucrat 2. The Power of Subversive Imagination: Utopian Discourse in the Novels of Luis Zapata and JosŽ Rafael Calva 3. On the Cutting Edge: El jinete azul and the Aesthetics of the Abyss 4. Monobodies, Antibodies, and the Body Politic: Sara Levi Calder—nÕs Dos mujeres 5. Just Another Material Girl? La hermana secreta de AngŽlica Mar’a and the Seduction of the Popular 6. From "Infernal Realms of Delinquency" to Cozy Caba–as in Cuernavaca: JosŽ Joaqu’n BlancoÕs Visions of Homosexuality

Title Danger Zones
Publisher University of Arizona Press
Language English
ISBN 0816516669
ISBN-13 9780816516667
Pages 159
Publication 1996