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Amigas y amantes : sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate family

Author: Katie L Acosta
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2013]
Series: Families in focus.
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Amigas y Amantes (Friends and Lovers) explores the experiences of sexually nonconforming Latinas in the creation and maintenance of families. It is based on forty-two in-depth enthnographic interviews with women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or queer (LBQ) and draws from fourteen months of participant observation at LBQ Latina events that Katie L. Acosta conducted in 2007 and 2008 in a major northeast city. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Acosta, Katie L., 1980-
Amigas y amantes
(DLC) 2013000430
(OCoLC)828264891
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katie L Acosta
ISBN: 9781461951940 1461951941 9780813561974 0813561973
OCLC Number: 862746758
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 167 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
"As long as you wear a dress" : gender conformity and sexuality --
"And then the father set me free" : religion and sexuality --
Doing family from within interracial/interethnic relationships --
Parenting among families of choice --
Integrating families of choice and origin : gaining visibility through care work --
Conclusion: are you family? --
Appendices A-E --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Families in focus.
Responsibility: Katie L. Acosta.

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Amigas y Amantes (Friends and Lovers) explores the experiences of sexually nonconforming Latinas in the creation and maintenance of families. It is based on forty-two in-depth enthnographic interviews with women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or queer (LBQ) and draws from fourteen months of participant observation at LBQ Latina events that Katie L. Acosta conducted in 2007 and 2008 in a major northeast city. The book examines how LBQ Latinas manage loving relationships with the fami.

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