Homecoming Queers: Desire and Difference in Chicana Latina Cultural Production

Homecoming Queers: Desire and Difference in Chicana Latina Cultural Production

by Marivel T. Danielson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813545714

ISBN-13: 9780813545714

Pub. Date: 10/15/2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Homecoming Queers provides a critical discussion of the multiple strategies used by queer Latina authors and artists in the United States to challenge silence and invisibility within mainstream media, literary canons, and theater spaces. Marivel T. Danielson's analysis reveals the extensive legacy of these cultural artists, including novelists, filmmakers, students

Overview

Homecoming Queers provides a critical discussion of the multiple strategies used by queer Latina authors and artists in the United States to challenge silence and invisibility within mainstream media, literary canons, and theater spaces. Marivel T. Danielson's analysis reveals the extensive legacy of these cultural artists, including novelists, filmmakers, students and activists, comedians, performers, and playwrights. By clearly discussing the complexities and universalities of ethnic, racial, sexual, gender, and class intersections between queer Chicana and U.S. Latinas, Danielson explores the multiple ways identity shapes and shades creative expression. Weaknesses and gaps are revealed in the treatment of difference as a whole, within dominant and marginalized communities.

Spanning multiple genres and forms, and including scholarly theory alongside performances, films, narratives, and testimonials, Homecoming Queers leads readers along a crucial path toward understanding and overcoming the silences that previously existed across these fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813545714
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Queering Home Speaking Selves Moving Violations The Birdy and the Bees Complicating Community The Erotics of Home Dancing with Devils Live Theory

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