Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings by Juana María Rodríguez

By Juana María Rodríguez

Winner of the Alan Bray Memorial e-book Prize provided by way of the GL/Q Caucus of the fashionable Language Association

Finalist for the 2015 LGBT reviews Award offered by way of the Lambda Literary Foundation

Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures and different Latina Longings proposes
a thought of sexual politics that works within the interstices among radical queer
desires and the urgency of remodeling public coverage, among utopian longings
and daily mess ups. contemplating the ways that physically circulate is
assigned cultural that means, Juana María Rodríguez takes the stereotypes of the
hyperbolically gestural queer Latina femme physique as a place to begin from which
to speak about how gestures and kinds of embodiment tell sexual pleasures and
practices within the social realm.

Centered
on the sexuality of racialized queer girl topics, the book’s varied
archive—which contains burlesque border crossings, daddy play, pornography,
sodomy legislation, and sovereignty claims—seeks to convey to the fore alternative
sexual practices and machinations that exist outdoors the sightlines of
mainstream cosmopolitan homosexual male tradition. Situating articulations of sexual
subjectivity among the interpretive poles of legislations and function, Rodríguez
argues that kinds of service provider regularly mediate between those quite a few structures
of legibility—the inflexible confines of the legislation and the inventive possibilities
of the performative. She reads the options of Puerto Rican activists
working towards self-determination along sexual performances on level, in
commercial pornography, in multi-media installations, at the dance flooring, and
in the bed room. Rodríguez examines not just how projections of racialized sex
erupt onto a variety of discursive mediums but in addition how the confluence of racial and
gendered anxieties seeps into the gestures and utterances of sexual acts,
kinship buildings, and activist practices.

Ultimately, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and different Latina Longings
reveals ­—in lyrical sort and specific detail­—how intercourse has been deployed in
contemporary queer groups which will noticeably reconceptualize sexual politics.

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