Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces by Juana María Rodríguez

By Juana María Rodríguez

According to the 2000 census, Latinos/as became the most important ethnic minority team within the usa. photos of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream information and in pop culture recommend a Latin Explosion at middle level, but the subject of queer id relating to Latino/a the USA is still lower than examined.

Juana María Rodríguez makes an attempt to rectify this dearth of scholarship in Queer Latinidad: identification Practices, Discursive Spaces, through documenting the ways that identities are remodeled by way of encounters with language, the legislations, tradition, and public coverage. She identifies 3 key parts because the project’s case experiences: activism, basically HIV prevention; immigration legislation; and our on-line world. In every one, Rodríguez theorizes the methods queer Latino/a identities are enabled or limited, melding numerous theoretical and methodological methods to argue that those websites are advanced and dynamic social fields.

As she strikes the reader from one disciplinary situation to the opposite, Rodríguez unearths the seams of her personal educational engagement with queer latinidad. This deftly crafted paintings represents a dynamic and leading edge method of the learn of identification formation and illustration, creating a important contribution to a brand new reformulation of gender and sexuality studies.

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