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Title:Geographies of transit: representations of the Dominican body in contemporary film and literature
Author(s):Medina Vilariño, Kristina
Director of Research:Meléndez, Mariselle
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Meléndez, Mariselle
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Goldman, Dara E.; Tosta, Antonio L.; Torres, Arlene
Department / Program:Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
Discipline:Spanish
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Geographies
Geographies of Transit
Transit
Migration
Caribbean
tourism
Dominican Republic
body
space
colonial desire
Geographies of Home
Puerto Rican
representations of Dominicans
Caribbean sexuality
Caribbean racial identity
Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic
Dominican migration to United States
Dominican migration to Puerto Rico
Dominicans in Puerto Rico
psychosomatic discourse
sick bodies
disability in the Caribbean
colonial discourse
travel Caribbean, Caribbean movement
Abstract:This dissertation examines the literary and cinematic constructions of Dominican bodies in the context of different geographical locations: the Dominican Republic, the United States, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. I argue that the artistic representations of these bodies are marked by issues of race, gender, and migration in which the Dominican body is always perceived in transit from one locality to another. The dissertation also looks at how colonial history and present-day economic structures affect the manner in which the main characters viewed their own bodies in relationship to others within very specific national spaces.
Issue Date:2012-12
Type:Text
Image
Language:Spanish
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42543
Rights Information:Copyright 2012 Kristina Medina Vilariño
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-05
Date Deposited:2012-12


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