Incomplete Resistance: Representations of Prostitutes and Prostitution in Contemporary Brazilian and Mexican Films

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Title:
Incomplete Resistance: Representations of Prostitutes and Prostitution in Contemporary Brazilian and Mexican Films
Author:
Blaney-Laible, Lucy Lea
Issue Date:
2011
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Embargo:
Embargo: Release after 09/08/2012
Abstract:
Representations of prostitution are often used to negotiate changing meanings of gender and economy during times of turmoil. This dissertation examines the Brazilian films, O Céu de Suely (2006), Baixio das Bestas (2007) and Deserto Feliz (2008) and two Mexican films El Callejón de los Milagros (1995) and ¿Quién diablos es Juliette? (1996) to better understand how they deal with representations of prostitution in a rapid transition to neoliberalism. In order to better understand this process, I develop a concept called "incomplete resistance." This term connotes the practice of denouncement without indictment. That is, the existence of prostitution and the conditions that compel women to sell sex are lamented, but without identifying the real underlying causes. Additionally, several of the films examined in this dissertation decry the conditions that lead women to be prostituted, but simultaneously encourage the viewer to take pleasure in the process. By contextualizing the films within the changing film industries of Brazil and Mexico, I seek to illuminate the connections between gender, prostitution films and governmentality.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Governmentality; Neoliberalism; Prostitution; Spanish; Film; Gender
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Spanish
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bezerra de Costa, Katia; Gutiérrez, Laura

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIncomplete Resistance: Representations of Prostitutes and Prostitution in Contemporary Brazilian and Mexican Filmsen_US
dc.creatorBlaney-Laible, Lucy Leaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlaney-Laible, Lucy Leaen_US
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseEmbargo: Release after 09/08/2012en_US
dc.description.abstractRepresentations of prostitution are often used to negotiate changing meanings of gender and economy during times of turmoil. This dissertation examines the Brazilian films, O Céu de Suely (2006), Baixio das Bestas (2007) and Deserto Feliz (2008) and two Mexican films El Callejón de los Milagros (1995) and ¿Quién diablos es Juliette? (1996) to better understand how they deal with representations of prostitution in a rapid transition to neoliberalism. In order to better understand this process, I develop a concept called "incomplete resistance." This term connotes the practice of denouncement without indictment. That is, the existence of prostitution and the conditions that compel women to sell sex are lamented, but without identifying the real underlying causes. Additionally, several of the films examined in this dissertation decry the conditions that lead women to be prostituted, but simultaneously encourage the viewer to take pleasure in the process. By contextualizing the films within the changing film industries of Brazil and Mexico, I seek to illuminate the connections between gender, prostitution films and governmentality.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectGovernmentalityen_US
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen_US
dc.subjectProstitutionen_US
dc.subjectSpanishen_US
dc.subjectFilmen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBezerra de Costa, Katiaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGutiérrez, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBriggs, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBezerra de Costa, Katiaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGutiérrez, Lauraen_US
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