1 Divas, Atrevidas, y Entendidas: An Introduction to Identities 2 Activism and Identity in the Ruins of Representation 3 The Subject on Trial: Reading In re Tenorio as Transnational Narrative 4 "Welcome to the Global Stage": Confessions of a Latina Cyber-Slut
The author documents the ways in which identity formation and representation within the gay Latinidad population impacts gender and cultural studies today.
Juana María Rodríguez is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces.
"Rodriguez furthers her work ... with an engaging writing style that is poetic, personal, philosophical and theoretical... This book is highly recommended." -- Reforma Newsletter "A fascinating critical approach to the development of the so-called latinidad, i.e., the identity of Latinos in the US. Unlike that in other ethno-queer studies, Rodriguez's data and primary texts of analysis are not literary works. Instead, this refreshing, funny, and daring book takes the reader through unexplored queer Latino communities... Highly recommended." -- Choice"It is rare to find as vital and sassy and smart an essayist as Juana Rodriguez. She takes us through the intersections of culture and theory in ways that compel us to rethink what queer does to Latinidad as much as what Latinidad does to queer. She shows what it means, politically and culturally, to read for the possibility of survival and affirmation. She is careful, attentive, dynamic, disorienting, and exhilarating as she reads political and cultural events, literary and theoretical texts, and the nuances of language use for a complex cultural subject in process. A fabulous read." --Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor at the University of California at Berkeley "Mapping slippery subjects outside of fixed identities, this book is always against closure: Queer Latinidad at its best." --Jose Quiroga, author of Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America