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Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Identities in ChileRevisiting Catalina de los Ríos y Lisperguer$
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Céire Broderick

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348479

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348479.001.0001

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Writing masculinities A contradictory endeavour

Writing masculinities A contradictory endeavour

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(p.75) Chapter 3 Writing masculinities A contradictory endeavour
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Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Identities in Chile
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Céire Broderick

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800348479.003.0004

Demonstrating the co-dependent nature of constructing femininities and masculinities in any society, this chapter highlights the performative nature of accepted behaviours for men in the colonial societies depicted in the novels and how these relate to the period in which the authors are writing. R.W. Connell’s notion of ‘hegemonic masculinity’ and further discussion on Sonia Montecino’s discussion of the Chilean huacho forms the basis for the analysis.

Keywords:   Huacho, Hegemonic Masculinity, Masculinities, Mestizaje, Ethnicity

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