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Oye loca : from the Mariel boatlift to gay Cuban Miami

Author: Susana Peña
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During a few months in 1980, 125,000 Cubans entered the U.S. as part of a massive migration known as the Mariel boatlift. Drawing from first-person stories of Cuban Americans as well as government  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susana Peña
ISBN: 9780816665532 0816665532 9780816665549 0816665540
OCLC Number: 840465521
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Studies) 2014
Commended for Triangle Awards (Gay Nonfiction) 2014
Description: xxx, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: From UMAPs to Save Our Children: policing homosexuality in Cuba and Miami before 1980 --
Obvious gays and the state gaze: gay visibility and immigration policy during the Mariel boatlift --
Cultures of gay visibility and renarrating Mariel --
Pájaration and transculturation: language and meaning in gay Cuban Miami --
Narratives of nation and sexual identity: remembering Cuba --
Families, disclosure, and visibility --
Locas, papis, and muscle queens: racialized discourses of masculinity and desire --
¡Oye loca! gay Cuba in drag.
Responsibility: Susana Peña.

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This wonderful work unravels the complex and messy strands of emergences, disappearances, visibilities, and erasures of the loca, the gender, and sexually transgressive Cuban male homosexual figure Read more...

 
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