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Locas, Papis, and Muscle Queens: Racialized Discourses of Masculinity and Desire

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 7, “Locas, Papis, and Muscle Queens: Competing Discourses of Masculinity and Desire” is the first of two chapters that examine the meanings of gender in Cuban American gay male culture in the ... More


Before Chicano: Citizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848-1959

Alberto Varon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479863969
eISBN:
9781479868827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479863969.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Before Chicano: Citizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848-1959 is the first book-length study of Latino manhood before the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Mexican Americans are ... More


Introduction: Feeling Cuban

Albert Sergio Laguna

in Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479836017
eISBN:
9781479820306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479836017.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction sets up two of the book’s primary objectives. First, it establishes the concept of diversión as a necessary affective complement to Cuban American Studies and Latina/o Studies more ... More


Pájaration and Transculturation: Language and Meaning in Gay Cuban Miami

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 4, “Pájaration and Transculturation: Language and Meaning in Miami’s Cuban American Gay Male Worlds,” analyzes the racial, gender, and sexual politics expressed in the linguistic practices of ... More


Families, Disclosure, and Visibility

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 6, “Families, Disclosure, and Visibility” explores how Cuban American gay men discussed their relationships with biological family or families of origin. I place my research in dialogue with ... More


Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Albert Sergio Laguna

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479836017
eISBN:
9781479820306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479836017.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Diversión contends that our understanding of the Cuban diaspora is lacking not in seriousness, but in play. Against the melancholia, anger, and pain that have defined dominant characterizations of ... More


From UMAPs to Save Our Children: Policing Homosexuality in Cuba and Miami before 1980

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In Chapter 1, “From UMAPs to Save Our Children: Policing Visible Homosexuality in Cuba and Miami before 1980,” I juxtapose a discussion of the ways the Cuban state targeted gender-transgressive gay ... More


¡Oye Loca!: Gay Cuba in Dra

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 8, “¡Oye Loca!: Gay Cuba in Drag,” conveys the Cuban American gay structure of feeling evident in and created through drag performances. In my analysis of these shows, I focus on the content ... More


Cultures of Gay Visibility and Renarrating Mariel

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 3, “Cultures of Gay Visibility and Re-Narrating Mariel,” focuses on how the Mariel migration was remembered and re-narrated in subsequent decades. I analyze the intense visibility of one of ... More


Narratives of Nation and Sexual Identity: Remembering Cuba

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 5, “Narratives of Nation and Sexual Identity: Cuban American Gay Men ‘Remember’ Cuba,” examines how gay men constructed Cuba through narratives of memory, family stories, contact with recent ... More


Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Susana Peña

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

THE 1980 MARIEL BOATLIFT was a turning point in Miami’s Cuban American and gay histories. My work begins with this moment of cultural collision. It examines discourses about Mariel that both ... More


Obvious Gays and the State Gaze: Gay Visibility and Immigration Policy during the Mariel Boatlift

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In Chapter 2, “‘Obvious’ Gays and the State Gaze: Gay Visibility and Immigration Policy during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift,” I focus on the migration experiences of Cuban homosexual men who entered the ... More


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