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Queer Ricans : cultures and sexualities in the diaspora

Author: Lawrence M La Fountain-Stokes
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009.
Series: Cultural studies of the Americas, 23.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring cultural expressions of Puerto Rican queer migration from the Caribbean to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes analyzes how artists have portrayed their lives and the discrimination they have faced. Proposing a radical new conceptualization of Puerto Rican migration, he reveals how sexuality has shaped and defined the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
La Fountain-Stokes, Lawrence M. (Lawrence Martin), 1968-
Queer Ricans.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009006991
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence M La Fountain-Stokes
ISBN: 9780816667772 0816667772
OCLC Number: 732606033
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 242 pages).
Contents: Introduction: On queer diasporas and Puerto Rican migration histories --
The persecution of difference --
Autobiographical writing and shifting migrant experience --
Women's bodies, lesbian passions --
Visual happenings, queer imaginings --
Nuyorico and the utopias of the everyday.
Series Title: Cultural studies of the Americas, 23.
Other Titles: Cultures and sexualities in the diaspora
Responsibility: Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes.

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Exploring cultural expressions of Puerto Rican queer migration from the Caribbean to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes analyzes how artists have portrayed their lives and the discrimination they have faced. Proposing a radical new conceptualization of Puerto Rican migration, he reveals how sexuality has shaped and defined the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.

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