Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment

Queering Transcultural Encounters

Bodies, Image, and Frenchness in Latin America and North Africa

Authors: Navarro-Ayala, Luis

  • Presents a highly interdisciplinary approach that draws on queer studies, literary criticism, sociology, cultural studies, among other fields 
  • An intersectional, postcolonial investigation of transnational understandings of queerness and queer bodies 
  • Explores how Frenchness became tied to sexual "deviance" in two distinct regions of the Global South
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In a highly original and interdisciplinary work bridging French and Francophone studies, cultural studies, media studies, and gender and sexuality studies, Luis Navarro-Ayala examines the transnational queer body as a physical and symbolic entity intrinsically connected with space. Through a transcultural and intersectional approach to bodily representations, socioeconomic conditions, and postcolonial politics, Navarro-Ayala analyzes queerness and Frenchness in narratives from North Africa and Latin America, revealing that Frenchness is coded to represent a sexually deviant “Other.” France and Frenchness, in two distinct regions of the global South, have come to represent an imagined queer space enabling sexual exploration, even in social conditions that would have otherwise prevented queer agency. 

About the authors

Luis Navarro-Ayala is Assistant Professor of French and Spanish at St. Norbert College, Wisconsin, USA. His research explores questions of gender, queerness, body image in transcultural media and technology, race, and ethnicity in Francophone and Latin American contexts. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Theorizing Transcultural Queer Bodies and Their Appropriation of Frenchness

    Navarro-Ayala, Luis

    Pages 1-22

  • Frenchness: Boundary Figures and Figuring Boundaries in Alfonso Hernández-Catá’s El ángel de Sodoma

    Navarro-Ayala, Luis

    Pages 25-53

  • A Tango Performance: Inverts and Flowers in the Garçonnière in Buenos Aires

    Navarro-Ayala, Luis

    Pages 55-80

  • Travels in North Africa: Orientalism or Frenchness?

    Navarro-Ayala, Luis

    Pages 83-106

  • Moroccan Boys: Points of Resistance in Homosexual Tourism

    Navarro-Ayala, Luis

    Pages 107-130

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eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92315-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92314-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queering Transcultural Encounters
Book Subtitle
Bodies, Image, and Frenchness in Latin America and North Africa
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92315-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92315-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92314-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 186
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