Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (Sexual Cultures Series)
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According to the 2000 census, Latinos/as have become the largest ethnic minority group in the US. Images of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream news and in popular culture suggest a Latin Explosion at centre stage, yet the topic of queer identity in re Continue
According to the 2000 census, Latinos/as have become the largest ethnic minority group in the US. Images of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream news and in popular culture suggest a Latin Explosion at centre stage, yet the topic of queer identity in relation to Latino/a America remains under examined. Juana Mar a Rodriguez attempts to rectify this dearth of scholarship in Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces, by documenting the ways in which identities are transformed by encounters with language, the law, culture, and public policy. She identifies three key areas as the project's case studies: activism, primarily HIV prevention; immigration law; and cyberspace. In each, Rodr guez theorizes the ways queer Latino/a identities are enabled or constrained, melding several theoretical and methodological approaches to argue that these sites are complex and dynamic social fields. As she moves the reader from one disciplinary location to the other, Rodr guez reveals the seams of her own academic engagement with queer latinidad. This deftly crafted work represents a dynamic and innovative approach to the study of identity formation and representation, making a vital contribut
- English Books
- Paperback 239 Pages
- ISBN-10: 0814775500
- ISBN-13: 9780814775509
- Publisher: NYU Press
- Publish date: 2003-01-01
- Dimensions: 129 mm x 903 mm x 1,612 mm Just how big is that?