Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2018

Department

Spanish

Language

Spanish

Publication Title

Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos

Abstract

Este artículo analiza la relación de sumisión y dominación consensual entre Fernanda y el narcotraficante Julio en la novela Perra brava (2010) de la autora mexicana Orfa Alarcón. La teoría que fundamenta este ensayo se basa en los estudios de Andrea Beckmann, Staci Newmahr y Margot Weiss sobre el BDSM consensual y en la dialéctica del señor y el esclavo de Friedrich Nietzsche. Se examina cómo la relación entre Fernanda y Julio cambia cuando Julio reconoce que Fernanda posee valores éticos similares a los suyos. Debido a esto, Fernanda se empodera porque deja de ser inferior, aunque Julio sigue siendo superior.

This article analyzes the relationship of submission and dominance between Fernanda and the drug trafficker, Julio, in the novel Perra brava (2010), by Mexican female author Orfa Alarcón. The theory that undergirds the article follows work by Andrea Beckmann, Staci Newmahr, and Margot Weiss on consensual BDSM as well as Friedrich Nietzsche’s master-slave dialectic. The article examines how Fernanda and Julio’s relationship changes when Julio acknowledges that Fernanda has ethical values similar to his. Although Julio does not stop being “top” in the relationship, as “bottom,” Fernanda manages to empower herself.

Comments

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© 2019. This publication is made available under the CC BY 3.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.


DOI

10.18192/rceh.v42i3.2123

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