Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Horror Cinema

Embodiments of Evil

Authors: Subero, Gustavo

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Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Horror Cinema explores the different mechanisms and strategies through which horror films attempt to reinforce or contest gender relations and issues of sexual identity in the continent. The book explores issues of machismo, marianismo, homosociality, bromance, among others through the lens of horror narratives and, especially, it offers an analysis of monstrosity and the figure of the monster as an outlet to play out socio-sexual anxieties in different societies or gender groups. The author looks at a wide rage of films from countries such as Cuba, Peru, Mexico and Argentina and draws points of commonality, as well as comparing essential differences, between the way that horror fictions – considered by many as low-brow cinema - can be effective to delve into the way that sexuality and gender operates and circulates in the popular imaginary in these regions.

About the authors

Gustavo E. Subero is a researcher in Latin American Cultural Studies at Birkbeck University of London, UK. He has worked in a number of universities across the UK teaching courses on Latin American cultural studies and Hispanic/Global cinema, as well as courses on sex, sexuality and global media and representation(s) to undergraduate and postgraduate students. His main areas of research are queer masculinity in film and visual media, queer authorship, exploitation cinemas, low-brow culture, queer literatures and literatures of the diaspora, representations of health and illness in contemporary culture and the cultural symbolism of seropositivity society.

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Challenging Patriarchy in the Gothic Horror Mexican Cinema

    Pages 1-38

    Subero, Gustavo

  • Zé do Caixão and the Queering of Monstrosity in Brazil

    Pages 39-71

    Subero, Gustavo

  • Monstrous Machos: Horror and the Crisis of Latin American Masculinity

    Pages 73-110

    Subero, Gustavo

  • Bloody Femininities: The Horrors of Marianismo and Maternity in Recent Latin American Cinema

    Pages 111-146

    Subero, Gustavo

  • Bromance, Homosociality and the Crisis of Masculinity in the Latin American Zombie Movie

    Pages 147-177

    Subero, Gustavo

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Horror Cinema
Book Subtitle
Embodiments of Evil
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56495-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56495-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56494-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 204
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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