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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 Molinaâ 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
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
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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