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Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

Maja Horn


This book argues that discourses of masculinity circulating in the cultural and political sphere in the Dominican Republic, including in much of the country’s literary canon, structure notions of citizenship and state power in problematic ways. However, Masculinity after Trujillo challenges prevalent understandings of Dominican masculinity as primarily an outgrowth of a long-standing Latin American patriarchal “tradition” and highlights how masculinity has been transformed over time, including by the Rafael L. Trujillo dictatorship (1930–1961) and through the impact of U.S. imperialism and oth ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, Dominican literature, dictatorship, Trujillo, imperialism, Laclau, gender, masculinity, Diaspora, Junot Díaz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049304
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049304.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maja Horn, author