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Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings - Sexual Cultures (Paperback)
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Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings - Sexual Cultures (Paperback)

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Winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize presented by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association
Finalist for the 2015 LGBT Studies Award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation

Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures and Other Latina Longings proposesa theory of sexual politics that works in the interstices between radical queerdesires and the urgency of transforming public policy, between utopian longingsand everyday failures. Considering the ways in which bodily movement isassigned cultural meaning, Juana Maria Rodriguez takes the stereotypes of thehyperbolically gestural queer Latina femme body as a starting point from whichto discuss how gestures and forms of embodiment inform sexual pleasures andpractices in the social realm.

Centeredon the sexuality of racialized queer female subjects, the book's variedarchive-which includes burlesque border crossings, daddy play, pornography,sodomy laws, and sovereignty claims-seeks to bring to the fore alternativesexual practices and machinations that exist outside the sightlines ofmainstream cosmopolitan gay male culture. Situating articulations of sexualsubjectivity between the interpretive poles of law and performance, Rodriguezargues that forms of agency continually mediate among these various structuresof legibility-the rigid confines of the law and the imaginative possibilitiesof the performative. She reads the strategies of Puerto Rican activistsworking toward self-determination alongside sexual performances on stage, incommercial pornography, in multi-media installations, on the dance floor, andin the bedroom. Rodriguez examines not only how projections of racialized sexerupt onto various discursive mediums but also how the confluence of racial andgendered anxieties seeps into the gestures and utterances of sexual acts,kinship structures, and activist practices.

Ultimately, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longingsreveals --in lyrical style and explicit detail--how sex has been deployed incontemporary queer communities in order to radically reconceptualize sexual politics.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9780814764923
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Through sensuous and seductive prose, Juana Maria Rodriguez demonstrates how queer gesture highlights the tension between socially inscribed corporeal regulation and agential enactments of subjectivity. Pivoting away from this binary through a reading of Latina excess, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings demands that we radically reclaim abject sex as a site of queer futurity."-E. Patrick Johnson,author of Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South-An Oral History
"Fun, sensual, and theoretically sophisticated, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings questions facile binary oppositions by exploring the intricate and perverse world of fantasy and pleasure, particularly in contexts in which marginality, submission, and racialization seem to foreclose key moments of identification for queer subjects of color."-Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel,author of Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Caribbean Context

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