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Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (Sexual Cultures)

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"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."

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"It is rare to find as vital and sassy and smart an essayist as Juana Rodr&iacute;guez. 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."

—Jos&eacute; Quiroga, author of Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America

According to the 2000 census, Latinos/as have become the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. Images of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream news and in popular culture suggest a Latin Explosion at center stage, yet the topic of queer identity in relation to Latino/a America remains under examined.

Juana Mar&iacute;a Rodr&iacute;guez attempts to rectify this dearth of scholarship in Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces, by documenting the ways in which identities are transformed by encounters with language, the law, culture, and public policy. She identifies three key areas as the project's case studies: activism, primarily HIV prevention; immigration law; and cyberspace. In each, Rodr&iacute;guez theorizes the ways queer Latino/a identities are enabled or constrained, melding several theoretical and methodological approaches to argue that these sites are complex and dynamic social fields.

As she moves the reader from one disciplinary location to the other, Rodr&iacute;guez reveals the seams of her own academic engagement with queer latinidad. This deftly crafted work represents a dynamic and innovative approach to the study of identity formation and representation, making a vital contribution to a new reformulation of gender and sexuality studies.

Synopsis:

Alexandria. The Bride of Cities. Center of world trade. Home of Alexander the Great who founded this seaport on the Nile delta over three thousand years before the birth of Christ. This fabled city on Egypt's Mediterranean shore today remains an ancient center of learning that for a thousand years stood as the capital of Egypt. In this remarkable volume, which has received the Plate of the President of the Republic in Italy's Lunigian-Silvestri Award, expert scholarship combines with award-winning photography to create a lasting impression of this timeless city.

A chapter on pre-Alexandria traces the origin of relations between Egypt and Greece to their earliest stages up through the time when the city of Alexandria was built. In order to understand how this immortal city evolved, Gamal Mokhtar argues, one must examine the cultural, historical, political, and economic circumstances that dictated the city's founding. In 332 B.C., Alexander moved the capital of Egypt from Memphis to Alexandria. Mostafa El-Abbadi illustrates how the metropolis was designed, providing a rare description of the city plan of ancient Alexandria, and discusses the dynamics that shaped the city for the next millenium. He also describes how Ptolemy I, Alexander's successor in Egypt, cleverly devised a new god Osorapis or Serapis from sources in the Greek and Egyptian pantheons to unite the two peoples behind him.

Alexander, whose ambition for a world state was coupled with a desire to explore distant regions of the globe, commissioned many expeditions which resulted in unprecedented scientific investigation of the earth.

Alexandria thus became the site of one of the most spectacular libraries the world has ever seen, the Great Library of Alexandria, and its research center, Mouseion. A true renaissance of human culture, the Great Library was the largest of antiquity and its fate continues to attract extraordinary interest and spark contention. El-Abbadi traces the growth, contributions, and fortunes of the Great Library and the Mouseion and provides convincing historical evidence that it was ransacked and burned in 391 A.D. by Christian fanatics, rather than later by Arabs, as has been commonly assumed.

A final chapter traces the evolution and growth of Alexandria during the last three hundred years, offering a view of a city rife with intrigue and, at the same time, an ethnic melting pot and a cultural and political crucible.

The extraordinary illustrations transform this volume into a astonishing portfolio of Alexandrian, Ptolemaic, and Graeco-Roman art. Full page color plates reveal, in exquisite detail, every nuance of some of the most breathtaking sculptures, monuments, bas-reliefs, pottery, frescoes, statues, mosaics, and coins of this great city.

Synopsis:

According to the 2000 census, Latinos/as have become the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. Images of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream news and in popular culture suggest a Latin Explosion at center stage, yet the topic of queer identity in relation to Latino/a America remains under examined. Juana Maria Rodriguez attempts to rectify this dearth of scholarship in Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces, by documenting the ways in which identities are transformed by encounters with language, the law, culture, and public policy. She identifies three key areas as the project's case studies: activism, primarily HIV prevention; immigration law; and cyber-space. In each, Rodriguez theorizes the ways queer Latino/a identities are enabled or constrained, melding several theoretical and methodological approaches to argue that these sites are complex and dynamic social fields. As she moves the reader from one disciplinary location to the other, Rodriguez reveals the seams of her own academic engagement with queer latinidad. This deftly crafted work represents a dynamic and innovative approach to the study of identity formation and representation, making a vital contribution to a new reformulation of gender and sexuality studies.

About the Author

Juana Mara Rodríguez is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814775509
Subtitle:
Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces
Author:
Rodriguez, Juana Maria
Author:
Rodriguez, Juana Maria
Author:
El-Abbadi, Mostafa
Author:
Rodriguez, Juana
Author:
El-Din, Morsi Saad
Author:
Ramadan, Abdel Azim
Author:
Mokhtar, Gamal
Publisher:
NYU Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Hispanic American gays.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
GAYS_IDENTITY
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
ETHNIC STUDIES_USA
Subject:
GAY STUDIES (GAY MEN)_USA
Subject:
Gays -- United States -- Identity.
Subject:
Hispanic American gays - Psychology
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Subject:
Egypt
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sexual Cultures Ser.
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
20030101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
227
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Alexandria. The Bride of Cities. Center of world trade. Home of Alexander the Great who founded this seaport on the Nile delta over three thousand years before the birth of Christ. This fabled city on Egypt's Mediterranean shore today remains an ancient center of learning that for a thousand years stood as the capital of Egypt. In this remarkable volume, which has received the Plate of the President of the Republic in Italy's Lunigian-Silvestri Award, expert scholarship combines with award-winning photography to create a lasting impression of this timeless city.

A chapter on pre-Alexandria traces the origin of relations between Egypt and Greece to their earliest stages up through the time when the city of Alexandria was built. In order to understand how this immortal city evolved, Gamal Mokhtar argues, one must examine the cultural, historical, political, and economic circumstances that dictated the city's founding. In 332 B.C., Alexander moved the capital of Egypt from Memphis to Alexandria. Mostafa El-Abbadi illustrates how the metropolis was designed, providing a rare description of the city plan of ancient Alexandria, and discusses the dynamics that shaped the city for the next millenium. He also describes how Ptolemy I, Alexander's successor in Egypt, cleverly devised a new god Osorapis or Serapis from sources in the Greek and Egyptian pantheons to unite the two peoples behind him.

Alexander, whose ambition for a world state was coupled with a desire to explore distant regions of the globe, commissioned many expeditions which resulted in unprecedented scientific investigation of the earth.

Alexandria thus became the site of one of the most spectacular libraries the world has ever seen, the Great Library of Alexandria, and its research center, Mouseion. A true renaissance of human culture, the Great Library was the largest of antiquity and its fate continues to attract extraordinary interest and spark contention. El-Abbadi traces the growth, contributions, and fortunes of the Great Library and the Mouseion and provides convincing historical evidence that it was ransacked and burned in 391 A.D. by Christian fanatics, rather than later by Arabs, as has been commonly assumed.

A final chapter traces the evolution and growth of Alexandria during the last three hundred years, offering a view of a city rife with intrigue and, at the same time, an ethnic melting pot and a cultural and political crucible.

The extraordinary illustrations transform this volume into a astonishing portfolio of Alexandrian, Ptolemaic, and Graeco-Roman art. Full page color plates reveal, in exquisite detail, every nuance of some of the most breathtaking sculptures, monuments, bas-reliefs, pottery, frescoes, statues, mosaics, and coins of this great city.

"Synopsis" by , According to the 2000 census, Latinos/as have become the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. Images of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream news and in popular culture suggest a Latin Explosion at center stage, yet the topic of queer identity in relation to Latino/a America remains under examined. Juana Maria Rodriguez attempts to rectify this dearth of scholarship in Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces, by documenting the ways in which identities are transformed by encounters with language, the law, culture, and public policy. She identifies three key areas as the project's case studies: activism, primarily HIV prevention; immigration law; and cyber-space. In each, Rodriguez theorizes the ways queer Latino/a identities are enabled or constrained, melding several theoretical and methodological approaches to argue that these sites are complex and dynamic social fields. As she moves the reader from one disciplinary location to the other, Rodriguez reveals the seams of her own academic engagement with queer latinidad. This deftly crafted work represents a dynamic and innovative approach to the study of identity formation and representation, making a vital contribution to a new reformulation of gender and sexuality studies.
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