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"Así me gustas gordita": Representaciones de la gordura en la música popular y la literatura del Caribe hispano

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dc.contributor.author Braden, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-17T23:53:01Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-17T23:53:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-12-17T23:53:01Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/279
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines contemporary musical and literary representations of female fatness in the Hispanic Caribbean. Chapter I explores the stereotype of a greater acceptance and valorization of fatness within the African Diaspora using contemporary feminist scholarship on cultural aesthetics and the body. Fatness is discussed as being both sexually transgressive and traditionally feminine. Chapter II juxtaposes male representations of “la gorda” in the lyrics of popular music of from Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico with the feminist politics of underground hip hop. Chapter III analyzes Guillermo Cabrera Infante’s hyperbolic representation of La Estrella, his fictionalization of Cuban bolero singer Fredy Rodriguez, in Ella cantaba boleros y “Metafinal” (1996). The aquatic subtexts and grotesque characterization of La Estrella’s body construct her as an icon of musical authenticity and exceptionality as well as a symbol of strength and resistance. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso es en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject gordura en_US
dc.subject fatness en_US
dc.subject Cabrera Infante, Guillermo en_US
dc.subject Tres tristes tigres en_US
dc.subject Dominican Republic en_US
dc.subject República Dominicana en_US
dc.subject Cuba en_US
dc.subject Puerto Rico en_US
dc.subject fat en_US
dc.subject gorda en_US
dc.subject popular music en_US
dc.subject música popular en_US
dc.subject la gorda en_US
dc.subject Fredy en_US
dc.subject La Estrella en_US
dc.subject Fredesvinda García Rodríguez en_US
dc.subject salsa en_US
dc.subject merengue en_US
dc.subject reggaeton en_US
dc.subject body en_US
dc.subject cuerpo en_US
dc.subject representation en_US
dc.subject representación en_US
dc.subject feminista en_US
dc.subject feminismo en_US
dc.subject Hispanic en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.subject Caribe hispano en_US
dc.subject Shaw, Andrea en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject mujer en_US
dc.subject lyrics en_US
dc.subject letras en_US
dc.subject Krudas en_US
dc.subject La Sista en_US
dc.subject lyrical analysis en_US
dc.subject black en_US
dc.subject negra en_US
dc.subject negritud en_US
dc.subject gordo en_US
dc.subject feminism en_US
dc.subject feminist en_US
dc.subject corporal en_US
dc.subject literatura en_US
dc.subject latino en_US
dc.subject latina en_US
dc.subject body image en_US
dc.subject beauty ideals en_US
dc.subject ideales en_US
dc.subject belleza en_US
dc.subject Matafinal en_US
dc.subject bolero en_US
dc.subject cantante en_US
dc.subject singer en_US
dc.subject contemporary en_US
dc.subject contemporánea en_US
dc.subject African en_US
dc.subject Diaspora en_US
dc.subject cultural en_US
dc.subject aesthetics en_US
dc.subject sexuality en_US
dc.subject la gorda en_US
dc.subject aquatic en_US
dc.subject authenticity en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Literature::Caribbean literature en_US
dc.title "Así me gustas gordita": Representaciones de la gordura en la música popular y la literatura del Caribe hispano en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor De Alba-Koch, Beatriz
dc.degree.department Dept. of Hispanic and Italian Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US


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