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
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