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Crossing through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid

Jill Robbins


In the past two decades the city of Madrid has been marked by pride, feminism, and globalization—but also by the vestiges of the machismo nurtured during the long years of the Franco dictatorship. This book examines how lesbian literary culture fares in this mix from the end of the countercultural movement la movida madrileña in 1988 until the gay marriage march in 2005. This book traverses the various literary spaces of the city associated with queer culture, in particular the gay barrio of Chueca, revealing how it is a product of interrelations—a site crisscrossed by a multiplicity of subjec ... More

Keywords: Madrid, la movida madrilène, gay barrio, Chueca, political space, homophobia, sexual identities, gender, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816669899
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Robbins, author
Full professor at UT Austin