Bastardos culturais e inglórios: configurações de gênero na diáspora em série de Shani Mootoo / Cultural and Inglorious Bastards: Gender Configurations in Shani Mootoo’s Serial Diaspora

Sandra Regina Goulart Almeida

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Resumo: Este trabalho analisa o romance Cereus Blooms at Night, de Shani Mootoo, que narra a estória de personagens de descendência indiana que imigraram para o Caribe como mão de obra através de contratos de trabalho. Partindo de teorizações sobre performance de gênero, analisa a representação dessas personagens cujas vivências, marcadas pela violência e pela exclusão, estão relacionadas não apenas a sua experiência diaspórica, mas também a suas orientações sexuais e à inadequação dos papéis de gênero às quais estão submetidas.

Palavras-chave: Diáspora; gênero; performance.

Abstract: This work analyzes the novel Cereus Blooms at Night, by Shani Mootoo, which narrates the story of characters from India that immigrated to the Caribbean as indenture laborers. Relying on concepts of gender performances, it discusses the representation of these characters whose experiences are marked by violence and exclusion that are related not only to their diasporic experiences, but also to their sexual orientation and the unsuitability of gender roles to which there are submitted.

Keywords: Diaspora; gender; performance.


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diáspora; gênero; performance; gender.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17851/2317-2096.21.2.113-125

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Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura
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