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[publication] Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Posted 18 Mar, 2008
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The SUNY Press has recently published Gema Pérez-Sánchez's Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture as part of their series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture. From the back of the book:

Gema Pérez-Sánchez argues that the process of political and cultural transition from dictatorship to democracy in Spain can be read allegorically as a shift from a dictatorship that followed a self-loathing "homosexual" model to a democracy that identified as a pluralized "queer" body. Focusing on the urban cultural phenomenon of la movida, she offers a sustained analysis of high queer culture, as represented by novels, along with an examination of low queer culture, as represented by comic books and films. Pérez-Sánchez shows that urban queer culture played a defining role in the cultural and political processes that helped to move Spain from a premodern, fascist military dictatorship to a late-capitalist, parliamentary democracy.

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