By Katie L. Acosta
Amigas y Amantes (Friends and fans) explores the reports of sexually nonconforming Latinas within the construction and upkeep of households. it really is in accordance with forty-two in-depth ethnographic interviews with ladies who establish as lesbian, bisexual, or queer (LBQ). also, it attracts from fourteen months of player statement at LBQ Latina occasions that Katie L. Acosta carried out in 2007 and 2008 in a huge northeast urban. With this knowledge, Acosta examines how LBQ Latinas deal with loving relationships with the households who raised them, and with their companions, their young children, and their neighbors.
Acosta investigates how sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate cultural expectancies, wrestle obligatory heterosexuality, and reconcile tensions with their households. She deals a brand new frame of mind in regards to the emotion paintings interested in daily lives, which highlights the casual, occasionally invisible, hard work required in retaining relatives ties. Acosta contends that the paintings LBQ Latinas tackle to maintain connections with organic households, enthusiasts, and kids leads to a distinct means of doing family.
Paying specific cognizance to the negotiations that LBQ Latinas adopt as a way to preserve familial order, Amigas y Amantes explores how they comprehend femininity, how they negotiate their spiritual faiths, how they face the original demanding situations of being in interracial/interethnic relationships, and the way they bring up their youngsters whereas integrating their households of origin.
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