Desbordes: Translating Racial, Ethnic, Sexual, and Gender by María-Amelia Viteri,Salvador Vidal-Ortiz,Salvador

By María-Amelia Viteri,Salvador Vidal-Ortiz,Salvador Vidal-Ortiz - Foreword by

Examines the intersections of “Latino,” “queer,” and “American,” to demonstrate how the types of sophistication, race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity are without delay entangled with problems with citizenship and belonging.

María-Amelia Viteri explores the a number of unfixed meanings that the time period “Latino” takes on as this type is reappropriated and translated by means of LGBT “Latinos” in Washington, DC, San Salvador, and Quito. utilizing an anthropology-based, interdisciplinary process, she exposes the inventive ways that migrants—including herself—subvert conventional readings in response to nation of starting place, dermis colour, language, and immigrant prestige. A serious examine the a number of methods migrants view what it ability to be American, Latino, and/or queer offers fertile flooring for theoretical, methodological, and political debates at the value of a queer transnational and immigration framework while examining citizenship and belonging. Desbordes (un/doing, overflowing borders) ethnographically addresses the bounds and constraints of present paradigms during which sexuality and gender were ordinarily analyzed as they intersect with race, type, ethnicity, immigration prestige, and citizenship. This publication makes use of the concept that of “queerness” as an analytical software to problematize the proposal of a unbroken dating among identification and practice.

“A refined ethnographer and linguistic anthropologist, Viteri offers a wealthy research of heretofore understudied populations. this can be a pioneering study.” — Lawrence l. a. Fountain-Stokes, writer of Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities within the Diaspora

María-Amelia Viteri is affiliate Researcher and Professor of Anthropology at FLACSO/Ecuador (Latin American Graduate tuition of Social Sciences) and vacationing student on the Latin American and Latino experiences Institute at Fordham collage. She is the coeditor (with Aaron Tobler) of Shifting Positionalities: The neighborhood and overseas Geo-Politics of Surveillance and Policing.

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