¿A dónde vas soldado? Masculinidades, música e industria de la guerra en fuerzas especiales de Diam ela Eltit

Translated title of the contribution: "where are you headed, soldier?": Masculinities, music and the war industry in diam ela eltit's fuerzas especiales

Mia Rubi Carreno*

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Diamela Eltit is recognized for a challenging prose style that explores those vast social territories that she calls "zonas de dolor". Fuerzas Especiales (2013) represents these zones as the consequence of the aspects of neoliberalism that endanger the life of the planet: The extreme militarization of entire populations, the accumulation of arms and capital and the bond between technology and war. Its text simultaneously references the written word, printed page, and computer screen, which all reflect the dilemma of our time: witnessing the end of the world as we know it. In Fuerzas Especiales capital not only determines social relations, consumer habits and fashions, but also a position with respect to fiction and literature. This position creates the possibility of "selfie" and "occupation" literatures, in which music functions as both poetic expressions and a technology of subjection.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)11-29
Number of pages19
JournalLiteratura y Linguistica
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017



  • Capital.
  • Diamela Eltit
  • Masculinities
  • Music

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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