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Beyond Binaries

Sex, Sexualities and Gender in the Lusophone World

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Edited By Paulo Pepe and Ana Raquel Fernandes

This volume sets out to investigate queer literature and cinema, exploring in particular the intersection of issues of gender and Lusophone culture. The essays collected here present individual case studies within a queer theoretical framework, examining the ways in which queer identities are constructed and addressed through different types of cultural production. More specifically, they consider Portuguese and Lusophone socio-cultural contexts and the representation of gender in popular culture, as well as the centrality of literature and cinema in the subversion of heteronormative social norms.

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Introduction: Revisiting Identities (Paulo Pepe / Ana Raquel Fernandes)

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Paulo Pepe and Ana Raquel Fernandes Introduction: Revisiting Identities Although the twenty- first century is well underway, sex, sexuality and gender remain controversial and taboo subjects around the world. Even if certain cultures seem to be mo...

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