Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora - Cultural Studies of the Americas (Hardback)Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes (author)
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 13/07/2009
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Exploring cultural expressions of Puerto Rican queer migration from the Caribbean to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes analyzes how artists have portrayed their lives and the discrimination they have faced in both Puerto Rico and the United States. Highlighting cultural and political resistance within Puerto Rico\u2019s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender subcultures, La Fountain-Stokes pays close attention to differences of gender, historical moment, and generation, arguing that Puerto Rican queer identity changes over time and is experienced in very different ways. He traces an arc from 1960s Puerto Rico and the writings of Luis Rafael S\u00e1nchez to New York City in the 1970s and 1980s (Manuel Ramos Otero), Philadelphia and New Jersey in the 1980s and 1990s (Luz Mar\u00eda Umpierre and Frances Negr\u00f3n-Muntaner), and Chicago (Rose Troche) and San Francisco (Erika L\u00f3pez) in the 1990s, culminating with a discussion of Arthur Avil\u00e9s and Elizabeth Marrero\u2019s recent dance-theater work in the Bronx. Proposing a radical new conceptualization of Puerto Rican migration, this work reveals how sexuality has shaped and defined the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
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