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Modern Argentine Masculinities

Setting new standards in assessing how masculinity in Argentina has been represented in film, literature, and music, this collection untangles Argentinian construction of masculinity, manhood, and gendered difference from the nineteenth century to the present. With methodologies ranging from literary analysis of novels to historical approaches to the construction and performance of gender, these essays offer a dramatic, new multidisciplinary approach to modern Argentinian masculinity.

300 pages | 10 halftones | 7 x 9

Culture Studies

Film Studies

Gender and Sexuality

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“[An] excellent compilation . . . the whole collection is valuable and will be warmly welcomed by all interested in modern Argentina. Highly recommended.”


Table of Contents

1 Imagining Male Subjects: Representing Argentine Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Poetry Anthologies, by Marcos Campillo Fenoll
2 “Maricas” and “Lunfardos” in Buenos Aires: A Critique of the Latino-Mediterranean Model of Sexuality, by Pablo Ben
3 Masculinities, Modernity and the City in Roberto Arlt’s “El juguete rabioso”, by Gorica Majstorovic
4 Afro-Argentines, “Papas”, “Malevos” and “Patotas”: Characterizing Masculinity on the Stages and in the Audiences of Buenos Aires, 1880—1920, by Kristen McCleary
5 Pariahs in the Wilderness: Abject Masculinity in Horacio Quiroga, by Todd S. Garth
6 The Military, Movies and Masculinity: “Su major alumno” and “Pampa bárbara”, by Currie K. Thompson
7 Masculinity, Performance and Peronist Nationalism in “La traicion de Rita Hayworth”, by Erin H. Redmond
8 Marginalized Masculinity and Spaces of the Delinquent in Early New Argentine Cinema, by Nicolas Poppe
9 From Competing Masculinities to Male Bonding: Father-Son Relationships and Nation in Three Argentine Films, by Viviana Plotnik
10 “Money to Burn, Burnt Money”: Crime, Violence and Nonheteronormative Masculinities, by Assen Kokalov
11 Middle-Class Masculinities in Juan José Campanella’s “El hijo de la novia” and “Luna de Avellaneda”, by Carolina Rocha
12 Vulnerable Beings/Vulnerable Subjectivities: An Approach to Masculinities in the Narrative of Rodolfo Fogwill, by Karina E. Vasquez
13 Melting Masculinities in Carlos Busqued’s “Bajo este sol tremendo”, by Leila Lehnen
14 Masculinities at War: The Military versus the Neoliberal in Accounts of the Falklands/Malvinas War, by Paola Ehrmantraut
15 Basic Instincts, Violence and Sex-Driven Creatures: New Argentine Masculinity or Old “Macho” Culture?, by Hugo Hortiguera and Mara Favoretto
16 Popular Music and Macho Representation: The Case of “Cumbia Villera”, by Mara Favoretto and Hugo Hortiguera

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