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The Battle of Puebla

Paul E. Sigmund

in Liberation Theology at the Crossroads: Democracy or Revolution?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072747
eISBN:
9780199854790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072747.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the 1970s, the Church was split into two as far as liberation theology is concerned. One part was openly embracing it, while the other was strongly contradicting it. One of those involved in ... More


Dollar Diplomacy by Force: Nation-Building and Resistance in the Dominican Republic

Ellen D. Tillman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626956
eISBN:
9781469628127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The U.S. policy of “Dollar Diplomacy” was designed to replace “dollars for bullets,” to guarantee economic and political stability in the Caribbean without intrusive and increasingly controversial ... More


Punta Cana

Evan R. Ward

in Packaged Vacations: Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032290
eISBN:
9780813038995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032290.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

To a large extent, the urban orientation of tourism in the Dominican Republic reflected dictator Rafael Trujillo's desire to showcase Santo Domingo, or his Ciudad Trujillo. Trujillo's efforts to ... More


Stirring the Sancocho: Dominicanness, Race, and Mixture in Historical Context

Kimberly Eison Simmons

in Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African Past in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036755
eISBN:
9780813041858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036755.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter considers the history of immigration to the Dominican Republic with a focus on the state, the census, and categories of mestizaje (processual “race mixture”). Attention is also paid to ... More


Vargas Liosa's Appeal to History: Within and Beyond Latin America

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Vargas Llosa's The Feast of the Goat. The three stories in the novel offer a “total vision” of how Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina's dictatorial regime (16 August 1930–30 May ... More


Necropolitics I: From an “African Horde” to a Modern Country: Trujillo's Body Politic and the Haitian Enemy

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter interprets Trujillo's genocide of Haitian immigrants in 1937 as his binding of a political constituency through the transformation of the Haitians into “life that can be killed” with ... More


Rebonding the Nation: Trujillo's Body Natural and the Sbecularity of Enmity

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the transformation of Trujillo himself into “life that may be killed.” It also explores a democratic female voice that addresses history and the law, and that reveals the law's ... More


Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

Maja Horn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049304
eISBN:
9780813050126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049304.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that discourses of masculinity circulating in the cultural and political sphere in the Dominican Republic, including in much of the country’s literary canon, structure notions of ... More


The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity

April J. Mayes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049199
eISBN:
9780813050041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049199.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the authoritarian regime of General Rafael Trujillo, official renderings of Dominican national identity elevated European ancestry, Spanish language, and Spanish cultural formations. At the ... More


De-tropicalizing the Trujillo Dictatorship and Dominican Masculinity

Maja Horn

in Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049304
eISBN:
9780813050126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049304.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that today’s dominant notions of Dominican masculinity have relatively recent roots in the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo (1930–1961), whose discourse of ... More


Gender and Hispanidad in the New Era

April J. Mayes

in The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049199
eISBN:
9780813050041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049199.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter bridges the gap between the historiography on women’s activism and studies of the Trujillo era. I argue that feminism was a necessary building block for the regime because, by the 1930s, ... More


Introduction: Gendering the History of Dictatorship and Transnational Politics

Elizabeth S. Manley

in The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054292
eISBN:
9780813053042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054292.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The introductory chapter presents the two main arguments of the study. First, as a result of both the Trujillo and Balaguer regimes’ efforts to uphold the Dominican Republic’s international ... More


El Gran Dispensador by Manuel Trujillo: The Weaknesses of the National Hero

Alicia Ríos

in Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062624
eISBN:
9780813051734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062624.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the 1980s, Venezuelan fiction retrieved historical figures who had been long neglected in retellings of the national independence narrative, particularly women, slaves and the poor. In El gran ... More


Power, Eros, and Genocide: Capitalism and Black Female Subjectivity in The Farming of Bones

Donna Aza Weir-Soley

in Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033778
eISBN:
9780813039008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033778.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Edwidge Danticat's representation of subject formation within the Haitian migrant community in the Dominican Republic during the 1930s. It explores Danticat's treatment of the ... More


Ears

Alejandra Bronfman

in Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469628691
eISBN:
9781469628714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628691.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter opens with an exploration of audience research techniques and the ways that even those conducting the research acknowledged the impossible nature of their task. This sets out the paradox ... More


I Can’t Be Me without My People: Triangulating Historical Trauma in the Work of Julia Alvarez

David J. Vázquez

in Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673261
eISBN:
9781452947310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673261.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter presents a reading of Julia Alvarez’s first four novels—How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), ¡Yo! (1977b), and In the Name of Salomé ... More


Brozo’s <i>El Mañanero</i>: Televisa’s Grotesque Clown as Transgressive Journalism in Mexico

Paul Alonso

in Satiric TV in the Americas: Critical Metatainment as Negotiated Dissent

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190636500
eISBN:
9780190872861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636500.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Brozo, el payaso tenebroso (the creepy clown)—a misogynistic, alcoholic, coarse, and marginal character—is one of the most popular and influential “journalists” in Mexico. His show, El Mañanero, has ... More


Dictating Narrative Power

Jennifer Harford Vargas

in Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

Chapter 1 uses Junot Díaz’s novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao to explore the tensions between the two definitions of “to dictate”: to order or command authoritatively and absolutely, and to ... More


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