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Sexualidad, política y una narrativa queer de la Revolución cubana: El caso de Antes que anochezca (1992) de Reinaldo Arenas

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2015
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Following the end of Fulgencio Batista’s regime and with the triumph of the Revolution in January 1959, the new government joined efforts to give voice to previously marginalized members of society. Examples of such marginalized groups included peasants, afro-Cubans, and other low-class citizens. But homosexuals did not fall under this social reform and were initially stigmatized with a conservative discourse. Reinaldo Arenas explores this issue in his autobiography Before Night Falls (1992). The text tells his story as a young man that was initially enthusiastic about the Cuban Revolution, but who later grew resentful towards an oppressive political system that led to his persecution, his incarceration, and finally in 1980 his exile. This research study explores Arenas’ queer approach for an alternative interpretation of Cuban society that challenges the Revolution’s homophobic political discourse during its first couple of decades.
Title: Sexualidad, política y una narrativa queer de la Revolución cubana: El caso de Antes que anochezca (1992) de Reinaldo Arenas.
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Name(s): Varela, Fernando
Cañete-Quesada, Carmen
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: Spring 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 87 p.
Language(s): Spanish
Summary: Following the end of Fulgencio Batista’s regime and with the triumph of the Revolution in January 1959, the new government joined efforts to give voice to previously marginalized members of society. Examples of such marginalized groups included peasants, afro-Cubans, and other low-class citizens. But homosexuals did not fall under this social reform and were initially stigmatized with a conservative discourse. Reinaldo Arenas explores this issue in his autobiography Before Night Falls (1992). The text tells his story as a young man that was initially enthusiastic about the Cuban Revolution, but who later grew resentful towards an oppressive political system that led to his persecution, his incarceration, and finally in 1980 his exile. This research study explores Arenas’ queer approach for an alternative interpretation of Cuban society that challenges the Revolution’s homophobic political discourse during its first couple of decades.
Identifier: FA00003662 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2016.
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