© 2009

Rethinking Chicana/o and Latina/o Popular Culture

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Part of the The Future of Minority Studies book series (FMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Daniel Enrique Pérez
      Pages 1-6
  3. Chicano/Latino Aesthetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
  4. (In)Visible Queer Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Daniel Enrique Pérez
      Pages 65-91
  5. Violence and Sexualities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Daniel Enrique Pérez
      Pages 143-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-196

About this book


Through a gender, ethnicity, and sexuality lens, Pérez demonstrates that queer Chicana/o and Latina/o identities are much more prevalent in cultural production than most people think. By claiming a variety of characters and texts as queer, he expands the breadth of queer representation in cultural production.


culture gender violence

About the authors

DANIEL ENRIQUE PÉREZ is Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Chair of Ethnic Studies, and Faculty Associate of Gender, Race, and Identity Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.      

Bibliographic information


"Daniel Enrique Pérez is a titan of Jotería Studies. He blasts the canon to show that the sexual identity of Latinos is far less stable than is conventionally thought." - Ilán Stavans, Author of The Hispanic Condition and On Borrowed Words