Queer Latino Testimonio, Keith Haring, and Juanito Xtravaganza: Hard Tails / Edition 1

Queer Latino Testimonio, Keith Haring, and Juanito Xtravaganza: Hard Tails / Edition 1

by A. Cruz-Malave
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1403977488

ISBN-13: 9781403977489

Pub. Date: 10/02/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

In the tradition of the Latin American testimonio, this is the story of Juan Rivera, a.k.a. Juanito Xtravaganza, a Latino runaway youth who ends up homeless in the streets of New York in the late 70s and becomes partner of the internationally famous 1980s Pop artist Keith Haring during some of the most frenetically productive years of his brief

Overview

In the tradition of the Latin American testimonio, this is the story of Juan Rivera, a.k.a. Juanito Xtravaganza, a Latino runaway youth who ends up homeless in the streets of New York in the late 70s and becomes partner of the internationally famous 1980s Pop artist Keith Haring during some of the most frenetically productive years of his brief life, as told to the author and retold by him. A hybrid text--part testimonio, part linguistic and cultural analysis, and part art criticism--this is also a history of New York Latino neighborhoods during this period of devastating disinvestment and gentrification, as well as a personal, heart-felt meditation on the art of listening and the ethical limits of representing queer Latino lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403977489
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Series:
New Directions in Latino American Cultures Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Listening Speaks (I): An Introduction
• The Life and Times of Juanito Xtravaganza as Told by Juan Rivera and Retold by Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé
• A Radiated Radiant Baby: Keith Haring and an Aesthetics of Identification
• Listening Speaks (II): Testimonio, Queer Latino Representation, and Shame
• What's in a Name: The Places, The People, The Terms
• Spanglish Glosses

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