By Ramon H. Rivera-servera
Performing Queer Latinidad highlights the serious position that functionality performed within the improvement of Latina/o queer public tradition within the usa through the Nineties and early 2000s, a interval whilst the dimensions and impression of the Latina/o inhabitants used to be expanding along a growing to be scrutiny of the general public areas the place latinidad might circulate. Performances---from live performance dance and road protest to the choreographic concepts deployed by means of dancers at nightclubs---served as serious assembly issues and practices by which LGBT and different nonnormative intercourse practitioners of Latin American descent (individuals with enormously differing cultures, histories of migration or annexation to the USA, and modern dwelling stipulations) encountered one another and cast social, cultural, and political bonds. At a time whilst latinidad ascended to the nationwide public sphere in mainstream advertisement and political venues and Latina/o public house used to be more and more threatened via the redevelopment of city facilities and a revived anti-immigrant crusade, queer Latinas/os in areas reminiscent of the Bronx, San Antonio, Austin, Phoenix, and Rochester, manhattan, back to functionality to assert areas and methods of being that allowed their queerness and latinidad to coexist. those social occasions of functionality and their attendant aesthetic communique concepts served as severe websites and strategies for developing and maintaining queer latinidad.
2014 Honorable point out, organization of Latina and Latino Anthropologists ebook Award, American Anthropological Association