Broken Men: The Failures of Machismo in Junot Diaz

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Alejandro Soto (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
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Anne Jansen

Abstract: In this paper, the author interrogates the troubling effects of immigration on Diaz’s model of machismo and how both men and women react as victims. Hyper-masculine histories infiltrate everyday life for Latino people in Diaz’s work, and by exploring these interrelated short stories that illustrate the toxic effects of traditional macho identity, the author offers a critique to the macho script that complicates the process of immigration for Latinos in a social and familial platform.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
machismo, immigration, Latino, Junot Diaz

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