Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781783602926 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783602933 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Translating the Queer

Body Politics and Transnational Conversations

Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba

Translating the Queer

Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba

Distributed for Zed Books

192 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781783602926 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783602933 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Translating the Queer examines how concepts of queer knowledge and its representations have been disseminated throughout Latin America, a dissemination that has been accompanied by processes of translation, adaptation, and resistance. Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba discusses the formation of pre-gay identities as well as today’s LGBTQI political movement in addition to alternative forms of non-heterosexual practices that have emerged from within marginal populations. He analyzes how queer theory is employed as a means to understand varied cultural and political expressions, and he asks: How far can the queer really go as a conceptual tool?

Offering an essential look at queer history, culture, and politics in Latin America, Translating the Queer will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the evolution of queer theory and identity in recent decades.
Contents
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction: Troubles and travels of the queer
1. Queer decolonization
2.  Queerness and the nation in peripheral modernity
3. LGBT politics and culture
4. Beyond LGBT struggles: Trans politics and neoliberal sex
Conclusion
 
References
Index
 
Review Quotes
Holly Lewis, author of The Politics of Everybody
“Ruvalcaba offers a concrete vision of queer resistance, one that it is not just a movement for gender liberation but also a transnational quest to decolonize the present. A must read for anyone grappling with queer politics in the Americas.”
Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, author of The Avowal of Difference: Queer Latino American Narratives
“A profound work that will illuminate both how, through the figure of the queer, Latin Americanists should consider central concepts such as the nation, citizenship, and identity; and how queer theorists outside Latin America might envision a more thorough understanding of histories of the queer.”
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