By Ricardo L. Ortiz
during this wide-ranging paintings Ortíz argues for the authentically diasporic caliber of postrevolutionary, off-island Cuban event. Highlighting numerous sorts of cultural expression, Cultural Erotics in Cuban America lines underrepresented groups’ responses to the specter of cultural disappearance in an overpowering and hegemonic U.S. tradition. Ortíz indicates how the paintings of Cuban-American writers and artists demanding situations the heteronormativity of either domestic and host tradition. concentrating on artists who've had an ambivalent, oblique, or nonexistent connection to Miami, he provides shut readings of such novelists as Reinaldo Arenas, Roberto G. Fernández, Achy Obejas, and Cristina García, the playwright Eduardo Machado, the poet Rafael Campo, and musical performers Albita Rodríguez and Celia Cruz.
Ortíz charts the legacies of sexism and homophobia in patriarchal Cuban tradition, in addition to their impact on Cuban-revolutionary and Cuban-exile ideologies. relocating past the outmoded cultural phrases of the chilly warfare, he seems to be ahead to check queer futures for Cuban-American tradition loose from the binds to restrictive—indeed, oppressive—constructions of kingdom, position, language, and desire.
Ricardo L. Ortíz is affiliate professor of English at Georgetown University.
Read or Download Cultural Erotics in Cuban America PDF
Best gay & lesbian nonfiction books
Discover the an important matters dealing with the GLBT inhabitants of their fight for reputation in modern the United States! Sexual Minorities: Discrimination, demanding situations, and improvement in the United States examines the obstacles that hinder gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and trangenders from dwelling healthy, fit lives.
Out within the Union tells the continual tale of queer American employees from the mid-1960s via 2013. Miriam Frank shrewdly chronicles the evolution of work politics with queer activism and id formation, exhibiting how unions begun asserting the rights of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender staff within the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties.
Whilst titanic criminal and social victories are being celebrated in the homosexual rights circulation, a lot of working-class the US nonetheless exists open air the present narratives of homosexual liberation. In metal Closets, Anne Balay attracts on oral background interviews with 40 homosexual, lesbian, and transgender steelworkers, regularly dwelling in northwestern Indiana, to provide voice to this formerly silent and invisible inhabitants.
Facing questions of the that means of eroticism in Renaissance England and its separation from different affective family, Queer Renaissance Historiography examines the distinct association of sexuality in this interval, and the function that queer thought has performed in our figuring out of this association.
- The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship
- Law of Desire: A Queer Film Classic (Queer Film Classics)
- Male Sex Work and Society
- A Consumer's Guide to Male Hustlers (Hayworth Gay and Lesbian Studies)
Extra resources for Cultural Erotics in Cuban America
Cultural Erotics in Cuban America by Ricardo L. Ortiz