Open Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 9 (September 2017)

ISSN Print: 2327-5952   ISSN Online: 2327-5960

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Violence or Emancipation?

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.59002    727 Downloads   1,252 Views  


In the Mexican narrative written by young women, symbolic violence is present through an implied feminist emancipatory project. In the novels Señorita Vodka by Susana Iglesias, and Por el lado salvaje by Nadia Villafuerte, the hypersexualization of the female body restates prostitution as an inseparable activity of being-woman. So, the violence suffered by female characters is naturalized and they themselves accept subordination and subjugation. Both texts end up reinforcing the notion of the female body just for the enjoyment and service for the others, canceling a real possibility of release.

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Marín, C. (2017) Violence or Emancipation?. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 5, 13-28. doi: 10.4236/jss.2017.59002.

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