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YANEZ LEAL, Adelso. Shades of Subalternity in La sexualidad de la Pantera Rosa. Anclajes [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2, pp. 185-198. ISSN 1851-4669.
This article focuses on Gender Studies as an analytical theory that allows revealing the representations, ideas, behaviors that have been built socially as "natural" and usually thought of being related to biological diff erences between sexes. In the text, the patriarchal figure and those who break conventional patterns, known as subordinates, are opposed. The Pink Panther icon acts as an openness symbol that at the same time constitutes the antithesis of a supposed heterosexual supremacy. The text deals with the need of tolerating human diversity tolerance and at the same time calls into question the traditional order. The idea of "subordinatedness" embraces the peripheral status of Latin American people relative to those from developed countries. Also this reflection deals with how democratization fosters human pluralism, although diversity leads to tensions between characters that the novel describes as stereotyped. The unconventional character who embodies the narrator of Efraim Medina is the opposite of the pater familia, a sort of enemy of the Catholic Church who does not have any kind moral preoccupation.
Palabras clave : Gender; Subalternity; Hegemony; Heterosexual; Pluralism.