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The Resource Embodying difference : scripting social images of the female body in Latina theatre, Linda Saborío

Embodying difference : scripting social images of the female body in Latina theatre, Linda Saborío

Label
Embodying difference : scripting social images of the female body in Latina theatre
Title
Embodying difference
Title remainder
scripting social images of the female body in Latina theatre
Statement of responsibility
Linda Saborío
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Embodying Differences: Scripting Social Images of the Female Body in Latina Theatre explores contemporary theatrical productions by latina dramatists in the United States and focuses on the effects that neoliberal politics, global market strategies, gender formation, and racial and ethnic marginalization have had on latinas. Through the analysis of select plays by dramatists Nao Bustamante, Coco Fusco, Anne García-Romero, Josefina López, Cherríe Moraga, Linda Nieves-Powell, Dolores Prida, and Milcha Sánchez-Scott, Embodying Differences shows how the bodies of latinas are represented on stage in order to create an image of latina consolidation. The performances of a dynamic female body challenge assumptions about ethno-racial expressions, exoticized "otherness," and political correctness as this book explores often uneasy sites of representations of the body including phenotype, sexuality, obesity, and the body as a political marker. Drawing on the theoretical framework of difference, including differing gender voices, performances, and performative acts, Embodying Differences examines social images of the Latina body as a means of understanding and rearticulating latina subjectivity through an expression of difference. By means of a gradual realization and self-acclamation of their own images, latinas can learn to embody notions of self that endorse their curvaceous, sexualized, and oversized bodies that have historically been marked and marketed by their "brownness."."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Saborío, Linda
Dewey number
792.082/098
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2270.H57
LC item number
S24 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hispanic American theater
  • Latin American drama
  • Hispanic American women in literature
  • Latin Americans in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Drama
  • Frau (Motiv)
  • Körper (Motiv)
  • Spanisch
Label
Embodying difference : scripting social images of the female body in Latina theatre, Linda Saborío
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The theatrics of performing difference -- Parodying otherness : beauty contests, beauty myths, and Beautiful señoritas -- Role playing Latinidad : engaging the female body in diverse identities -- Staging a Chicana and Latina body politic -- Marketing difference : the "other" female consumer -- Latina bodies in a global market -- Reclaiming religion : Milagros and the sexual objectification of Latinas -- Final curtain : the exposure of Latina bodies
Control code
752069646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 157 pages
Isbn
9781611474688
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2011039570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)752069646
Label
Embodying difference : scripting social images of the female body in Latina theatre, Linda Saborío
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The theatrics of performing difference -- Parodying otherness : beauty contests, beauty myths, and Beautiful señoritas -- Role playing Latinidad : engaging the female body in diverse identities -- Staging a Chicana and Latina body politic -- Marketing difference : the "other" female consumer -- Latina bodies in a global market -- Reclaiming religion : Milagros and the sexual objectification of Latinas -- Final curtain : the exposure of Latina bodies
Control code
752069646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 157 pages
Isbn
9781611474688
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2011039570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)752069646

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