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dc.contributor.authorOsenda, Natacha Veronicaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:36:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:36:33Z
dc.date.issued2003-05-16en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05232003-102851en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42777
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the construction of masculinity in Argentina, as represented in two plays by Susana Torres Molina, _...Y a otra cosa mariposa_ (1981) and _Una noche cualquiera_ (1999). In these two plays, the construction of sexual difference is portrayed as occurring within a masculine point of view, wherein it is explicit that men have the power to define, from a self-referential standpoint, their masculine identity, through contrast with a construction of the female. Rather than consider masculine and feminine as two parts of the same whole, gender, Torres Molina's works represent machismo as a two-part system, with masculine and female as distinct wholes, fundamentally different. The self-referentiality of machismo rejects the participation of women, subordinating and reducing them to the level of the object of conversation, characterized by biological essentialisms, instead of a constructed, subjective identity.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartthesis_v2.pdfen_US
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectFeminine Writingen_US
dc.subjectState Terrorism in Argentinaen_US
dc.subjectSusana Torres Molinaen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectSexual Differencesen_US
dc.subjectMachismoen_US
dc.titleDestabilizing Machismo: Masculine and Feminine Constructions in the Theater of Susana Torres Molinaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBixler, Jacqueline E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFarquhar, Sueen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMollin, Marian B.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05232003-102851/en_US
dc.date.sdate2003-05-23en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-06-20
dc.date.adate2003-06-20en_US


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