publication . Article . 2015

Special Section: On Masculinities, Latin America, and the Global Age: NarCoMedia: Mexican Masculinities

Rebecca E. Biron;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2015 Journal: Letr@s Hispanas (issn: 1548-5633, eissn: 1548-5633, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Texas State University
Abstract
Given the political force of how different social sectors conceive of narco-masculinity, what can we make of 21st century Mexican representations that neither fear nor admire narcos? Three post-2007 theatrical release feature films, Rudo y Cursi (2008), El infierno (2010), and Salvando al soldado Pérez (2011), invite viewers to laugh at the link between masculinity and criminality. Their refusal to take narco-masculinity seriously complicates debates regarding Mexican masculinities in general, violence, and the role of the local in the global circulation of goods and images. These comedies suggest that neoliberal policies and discourses cannot digest national cl...
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free text keywords: Narcocultura, Masculinity, Mexico, Film Comedies, Latin America. Spanish America, F1201-3799, French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature, PQ1-3999
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