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Between Camp and Cursi: Humor and Homosexuality in Contemporary Mexican Narrative (Suny Series) (Hardcover)

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Between Camp and Cursi examines the role of humor in portrayals of homosexuality in contemporary Mexican literature. Brandon P. Bisbey argues that humor based on camp and cursiler a--a form of bad taste that expresses a sense of social marginalization--is used to represent key social conflicts and contradictions of modernity in Mexico. Combining perspectives from queer theory, humor theory, and Latin American cultural studies, Bisbey looks at a corpus of canonical and lesser-known texts that treat a range of topics relevant to contemporary discussions of gender, sexuality, race, and human rights in Mexico--including sex work, transvestitism, bisexuality, same-sex marriage, racism, classism, and homophobic and transphobic violence. Emphasizing the subversive possibilities of the comic, Between Camp and Cursi considers how this body of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature has challenged heteronormativity in Mexico and wrestled more broadly with both the colonial underpinnings of modernity and hegemonic Western gender norms.

About the Author


Brandon P. Bisbey is Associate Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of Latina/o and Latin American Studies at Northeastern Illinois University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781438486659
ISBN-10: 1438486650
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2022
Pages: 252
Language: English
Series: Suny Series