Crossing Sex and Gender in Latin America by Vek Lewis (auth.)

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Writing under the obvious influence of the French poststructuralism of Lacan and Barthes, notions of excess and artificiality are also extended in Sarduy’s work on travestis, as well as the terms of theatricality, the baroque, and carnivalesque performance. The language of appropriation and incorporation, self and other, so central to Lacan’s notions of identity formation, orient Sarduy’s visions. Further, in his fictional work that depicts travestis, the relation to the national subject is recast; Sarduy draws on the Lacanian analysis of travestismo and offers implications for identity formation and its mechanisms, especially in relation to (Cuban) collective and cultural identity.

15 In spite of these qualifications, the place of transgender—both drag and transsexuality—is crucial to Butler’s early theorizations. Butler’s reading in Bodies That Matter of the life of the Latina transsexual prostitute, Venus Xtravaganza, as featured in the film Paris Is Burning, advances the conception that transgender can represent the ascription of norms, not simply those of gender, but also ethnicity and privilege. While Garber pegs transvestism as always symbolic of a “crisis elsewhere”—in race, class, and other categories—Butler argues in “Gender is Burning,” a chapter of Bodies That Matter, that “in Paris Is Burning, becoming real, becoming a real woman .

La tierra nourishes, sustains, is prior to transformation by politics, economics or technology,” all fields traditionally posited as the realm of men (1993, 5). Men occupy the public and women the private: a realm supposedly untouched by commerce or the affairs of the world. Women, by their touted biological reproductive function and due to the putative facticity of sex, embody the field of la tierra. The criollo project of nation in the new republics of Latin America in the colonial period was very much a gendered one; writers such as Yuval-Davis and Kaminsky provide necessary reflections on how nations are gendered and how genders are nationalized.

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