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dc.contributor.authorOsenda, Natacha Veronicaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:36:33Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:36:33Zen
dc.date.issued2003-05-16en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05232003-102851en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42777en
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
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartthesis_v2.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectFeminine Writingen
dc.subjectState Terrorism in Argentinaen
dc.subjectSusana Torres Molinaen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectSexual Differencesen
dc.subjectMachismoen
dc.titleDestabilizing Machismo: Masculine and Feminine Constructions in the Theater of Susana Torres Molinaen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen
dc.contributor.committeechairBixler, Jacqueline E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFarquhar, Sueen
dc.contributor.committeememberMollin, Marian B.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05232003-102851/en
dc.date.sdate2003-05-23en
dc.date.rdate2004-06-20en
dc.date.adate2003-06-20en


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