Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America – José Quiroga

tropics-desire-quirogaFrom its sweaty beats to the pulsating music on the streets, Latin/o America is perceived in the United States as the land of heat, the toy store for Western sex.

Drawing on diverse cultural examples such as the performance of bolero and salsa, film, literature, and correspondence, José Quiroga flips this stereotype upside down. He shows how Latin/o American lesbians and gay men have consistently eschewed notions of sexual identity for a politics of intervention. In Tropics of Desires, Quiroga reads “closeted” Mexican poets as sex-positive voices, he questions how outing and identity politics can fall prey to the manipulations of the state, and explores how invisibility has been used as a tactical tool in opposition to the universal imperative to come out.

-from the back cover

Available at the Cervantes Institute Library at Chicago/ Disponible en la biblioteca del Instituto Cervantes de Chicago:

http://absysnet.cervantes.es/abnetopac02/abnetcl.exe?ACC=DOSEARCH&xsqf99=@titn=518705

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