El humor como estrategia feminista en la obra de escritoras contemporaneas de America Latina

Espinoza-Vera, Marcia (2010) El humor como estrategia feminista en la obra de escritoras contemporaneas de America Latina. Razón y Palabra, 15 73: e1-e14.

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Author Espinoza-Vera, Marcia
Title El humor como estrategia feminista en la obra de escritoras contemporaneas de America Latina
Formatted title
El humor como estrategia feminista en la obra de escritoras contemporáneas de América Latina
Translated title Humor as a feminist strategy in the work of contemporary Latin American writers
Language of Title spa
Journal name Razón y Palabra   Check publisher's open access policy
Translated journal name Reason and Word
Language of Journal Name spa
ISSN 1605-4806
Publication date 2010-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 15
Issue 73
Start page e1
End page e14
Total pages 14
Editor Edgar Gómez Cruz
Tíscar Lara
Place of publication Estado de Mexico, Mexico
Publisher Proyecto Internet del ITESM Campus Estado de México
Collection year 2011
Language spa
Subject 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
200514 Literature in Spanish and Portuguese
200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Abstract Recent studies of women’s humor have argued that women’s humor in contemporary texts is frequently used as a strategy for protesting traditional codes of behavior and in the demystification of taboos. One of the first Latin American writer and critic to point this out was the late Rosario Castellanos from Mexico. In one of her essays she proposes to wage a campaign in which women would expose and ridicule the absurd expectation of the patriarchal order that oppresses them by the use of humor as a strategy of both criticism and liberation. In fact, the most important attribute of humor from a feminist perspective may be its ability to challenge the dominant ideological discourse by meticulously representing its contradictions and absurdities and, in doing so, exposing it to ridicule. Women particularly from Latin American countries, who write in a subversive way risk rejection not only by their countrymen but by women as well yet continue to write because writing is a form of confrontation. This paper analyzes humorous discourses used by Latin American Writers not only through their representation as women but through the writing of texts using irony and parody as a form of transgression.
Keyword Humour
Women
Latin America
Transgression
Subversion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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