Titular Professor in Literary Theory UESC, Sandra Maria Pereira of Sacramento, offers us with the article "The nation and the feminine in Jorge Amado" (A league & half: Journal of literature and cultural diversity. Feira de Santana: UEFS v . 4, 3, 2005, p. 168-175). The author makes the design of the imagination of the nation, through the analysis of the novel Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado. It is the imagination of the nation, the Letter of walks up to our days, and, in particular, construction of female subjectivity.
This ethnocentric imagery directly connected to the expansion process of sixteenth-century Europe, was repeated and consolidated in a comprehensive manner through the centuries, as can be seen today in tourism marketing materials, which are emphasized in the seductions and beauties of a country colonized. Taking the work of Jorge Amado as a basis, but through other constructions of feminine imagery, as Iracema, José de Alencar, and Carmen Miranda, in the cultural industry, the author concludes that, in virtually constant, sales strategies and seduction tourists to give focus and vision to the exotic paradise of permissiveness, with the presentation of an empty woman, child and easy, as in the character Gabriela. In fact, a common characteristic and persistent peripheral nations said, as is the case in Brazil.
This article falls within the current ethos of cultural reviewing the status of the colonized, in the process of deconstruction, because it goes against the image ethnocentric built by European colonization.