A Queer Mother for the Nation
The State and Gabriela Mistral
By (author) Licia Fiol Matta
Queer Mother for the Nation by Licia Fiol Matta
Book DescriptionChilean writer Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), thefirst Latin American to wintheNobel Prize for Literature, was a poetic idol for generations of Latin Americans who viewed her as Womanhood incarnate, thenational schoolteacher-mother. How this distinctly masculine woman who never gave birth came to occupy this role, and what Mistral s image, poetry, and life have to say abouttherelations-and realities-of race, gender, and sexual politics in her time, arethequestions Licia Fiol-Matta pursues in this book, recreatingthestory of a woman whose misrepresentation is at least as intriguing, and as instructive, as her fame.AQueerMother fortheNationweaves a nuanced understanding of how Mistral cooperated with authority and fashioned herself asthefigure of Motherhood in collaboration withthestate. Drawing on Mistral s little-known political and social essays, her correspondence and photographs, Fiol-Matta reconstructs Mistral s relationship to state politics. Her work questionsthenotion ofqueerbodies as outlaws, and insists onthemany ways in whichqueersubjects have participated in and sustainedthenormative discoursesthey seem to rebel against"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816639649
(234mm x 146mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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