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Gay Latino Studies (Paperback)

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    The authors of the essays in this unique collection explore the lives and cultural contributions of gay Latino men in the United States, while also analyzing the political and theoretical stakes of gay Latino studies. In new essays and influential previously published pieces, Latino scholars based in American studies, ethnic studies, history, performance studies, and sociology consider gay Latino scholarly and cultural work in relation to mainstream gay, lesbian, and queer academic discourses and the broader field of Chicano and Latino studies. They also critique cultural explanations of gay Latino sexual identity and behavior, examine artistic representations of queer Latinidad, and celebrate the place of dance in gay Latino culture. Designed to stimulate dialogue, the collection pairs each essay with a critical response by a prominent Latino/a or Chicana/o scholar. Terms such as gay, identity, queer, and visibility are contested throughout the volume; the significance of these debates is often brought to the fore in the commentaries. The essays in Gay Latino Studies complement and overlap with the groundbreaking work of lesbians of color and critical race theorists, as well as queer theorists and gay and lesbian studies scholars. Taken together, they offer much-needed insight into the lives and perspectives of gay, bisexual, and queer Latinos, and they renew attention to the politics of identity and coalition.

    Contributors. Tomas Almaguer, Luz Calvo, Lionel Cantu, Daniel Contreras, Catriona Rueda Esquibel, Ramon Garcia, Ramon A. Gutierrez, Michael Hames-Garcia, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, Maria Lugones, Ernesto J. Martinez, Paula M. L. Moya, Jose Esteban Munoz, Frances Negron-Muntaner, Ricardo L. Ortiz, Daniel Enrique Perez, Ramon H. Rivera-Servera, Richard T. Rodriguez, David Roman, Horacio N. Roque Ramirez, Antonio Viego.

    About the Author


    Michael Hames-Garcia is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon.Ernesto Javier Martinez is Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780822349556
    ISBN-10: 0822349558
    Publisher: Duke University Press
    Publication Date: April 25th, 2011
    Pages: 360
    Language: English