'Freakish Fat', 'Wretched Black': Female abject beings in contemporary Colombian media and culture

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
'Freakish Fat', 'Wretched Black': Female abject beings in contemporary Colombian media and culture
Périodique
Feminist Media Studies
Auteur(s)
Giraldo I.
ISSN
1471-5902 (Online)
ISSN-L
1468-0777 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Numéro
4
Pages
643-657
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This paper explores the construction of female abject beings in Colombian contemporary media and culture comparing a character in the 2010 telenovela Chepe Fortuna named Venezuela, and the cultural representation of Piedad Córdoba. I argue that the construction of these two characters as abject beings is coherent with the dominant discourse of Alvaro Uribe's national project, which relied on a strong nationalist rhetoric based on binary oppositions of the type "we/other." In this context both Chepe Fortuna's Venezuela and Piedad Córdoba are constructed as "other." While Venezuela's abjection is partly effected on the basis of her being fat and black, Córdoba's is on the basis of her being a left-wing politician, and mediated through her being a black female. These two instances evidence an approach to femaleness that goes hand-in-hand with particular understandings of female subjectivity within current post-feminist paradigms.
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