Queer Argentina

Movement Towards the Closet in a Global Time

  • Matthew J. Edwards

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Matthew Edwards
    Pages 27-59
  3. Matthew Edwards
    Pages 93-123
  4. Matthew Edwards
    Pages 125-157
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-199

About this book


Through insightful, high-paced commentary this book directs attention south, towards Argentina.  Current events, political debates, and the cultural production of artists, authors and public figures, including César Aira, María Moreno, Naty Menstrual and Copi, among others, provide case studies where heterosexual social models are rejected and, in their place, queer frameworks become the preferred model for living differently.  Queer Argentina traces the movements of today’s marginalized communities as they pass through and choose to remain within the closet: a space that is emblematic of collective struggles in silence and community formation outside the (hetero)norm. 


America American culture Americas culture epistemology gender history Latin America latin american culture Nation philosophy social science sociology Tradition urban studies queer culture closet epistemology contemporary argentina

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthew J. Edwards
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MissouriKansas CityUSA

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