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The Resource Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings, Juana María Rodríguez

Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings, Juana María Rodríguez

Label
Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings
Title
Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings
Statement of responsibility
Juana María Rodríguez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures and Other Latina Longings proposes a theory of sexual politics that works in the interstices between radical queer desires and the urgency of transforming public policy, between utopian longings and everyday failures. Considering the ways in which bodily movement is assigned cultural meaning, Juana Mari;a Rodri;guez takes the stereotypes of the hyperbolically gestural queer Latina femme body as a starting point from which to discuss how gestures and forms of embodiment inform sexual pleasures and practices in the social realm.Centered on the sexuality of racialized queer female subjects, the book's varied archive--which includes burlesque border crossings, daddy play, pornography, sodomy laws, and sovereignty claims--seeks to bring to the fore alternative sexual practices and machinations that exist outside the sightlines of mainstream cosmopolitan gay male culture. Situating articulations of sexual subjectivity between the interpretive poles of law and performance, Rodri;guez argues that forms of agency continually mediate among these various structures of legibility--the rigid confines of the law and the imaginative possibilities of the performative. She reads the strategies of Puerto Rican activists working toward self-determination alongside sexual performances on stage, in commercial pornography, in multi-media installations, on the dance floor, and in the bedroom. Rodri;guez examines not only how projections of racialized sex erupt onto various discursive mediums but also how the confluence of racial and gendered anxieties seeps into the gestures and utterances of sexual acts, kinship structures, and activist practices.Ultimately, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings reveals--in lyrical style and explicit detail--how sex has been deployed in contemporary queer communities in order to radically reconceptualize sexual politics"--
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DLC
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Rodriguez, Juana Maria
Dewey number
306.76010973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.3.U5
LC item number
R633 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sexual cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hispanic American lesbians
  • Sex
  • Queer theory
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • LAW / Media & the Law
Label
Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings, Juana María Rodríguez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Who's your daddy? Queer kinship and perverse domesticity -- Sodomy, sovereignty, and other Utopian longings -- Gesture in mambo time -- Latina sexual fantasies, the remix -- The afterglow
Control code
863200898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780814760758
Lccn
2014005190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)863200898
Label
Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings, Juana María Rodríguez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Who's your daddy? Queer kinship and perverse domesticity -- Sodomy, sovereignty, and other Utopian longings -- Gesture in mambo time -- Latina sexual fantasies, the remix -- The afterglow
Control code
863200898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780814760758
Lccn
2014005190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)863200898

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