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As part of their work they co-created along with Freedom to Marry the Familia es Familia initiative to ensure that bilingual and bicultural materials, resources and spokespeople were available to the Latino community so that they could participate in the national discussion around marriage equality.

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Philadelphia: Temple University Press, Now, however, Lourdes Torres and Inmaculada Pertusa have provided a powerful verbalization of identities and the conditions of identity formation for culturally Hispanic lesbians.

Latina Lesbian Expression. Lesbians, both the subjects and objects in discourse, are influenced in how they relate to one another and to the straight community by the prevailing language, their own private idioms, and the values that they convey.

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Regardless of the disciplinary home of its author, each essay provides scholarly leadership in bibliography and theory sufficient for organizing a latino on lesbian critical thinking. Tortilleras: Hispanic and U. Lourdes Torres' introductory essay provides the book's analytical framework, presenting the reader to a of defining concepts about why a book [End ]on lesbianism rather than homosexuality is necessary and why regional and cultural lesbians are markers in a lesbian's struggle to know herself.

The major contribution latono the book is the application of lesbian analytical thinking to literary works and producing interesting and unique insights into the lesbian experience that are culturally specific.

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In the Hispanic world, homoeroticism and acts of same sex love were suppressed not only by official sanctions but also by hyperpaternalistic norms and dictatorial governments. During LGBT history month and Hispanic Heritage month, what a great way to celebrate by checking out the stories and profiles of people who make both lists.

Thus, only by studying lesbianism with careful attention to language can scholars detail these women's stories and visions with any truth or comprehension. This approach offers literary, psychological, and sociological dimensions to a tentative testimony of the secretive but emerging lives of lesbians.

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In such a world, lesbians have lived and live as fugitives even from themselves. The different sentences, Velasco concludes, were based on the different class and racial status of the two women. Culture, of course, determines social rules and the safe places where lesbians find support and acceptance. All but one of the essays use a literary work, theater, or film as the latijo source of lesbian expression and reinforces interpretation and analysis with scholarly use of lesbian critical theory.

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Homosexuality, traditionally an unspeakable transgression in Hispanic and Latin American society, is at last out of the closet. The editors have divided the book into four parts lessbian reflect four areas of inquiry: the issue of identity and coming out, the various representations of lesbian love and desire in literature, theater, and film; spaces for seclusion from dominant society; and race and class as powerful effects on lesbian identities.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Reviewed by: Tortilleras: Hispanic and U. Latina Lesbian Expression K.

One essay by Sherry Velasco is a lesbuan historical treatment of biased legal decisions against two women who were overt lesbians tried for having same-sex relations. Since the nineteenth century, lesbians and gay men throughout the western world have faced the threat of prison or insane asylums for committing "unnatural acts," punishments that have drawn the breath out of the lives and spirits of otherwise active individuals.

Latjno you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution or have your own and password to Project MUSE. Within the homosexual community, gay men have received the most attention from scholars, and since the lesbian experience is quite different and expressed through gender specific tropes, lesbians deserve their own space.

Several of the essays blend the historical and social circumstances of the lesbian characters into the analysis to give time, place, sensation and value to what the characters are experiencing or wishing to communicate. As part of their work they co-created along with Freedom to Marry the Familia es Familia initiative to ensure that bilingual and bicultural materials, resources and spokespeople were available to the Latino community so that they could participate in the national discussion around marriage equality.

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Their expressions of female values kesbian female to female love have been intercepted as murmurs and whispers. The people featured have overcome the struggles of immigration, discrimination on various fronts and other challenges to succeed in their various fields and give back to their intersected communities. In communities where conformity was prized above individuality and monarchs and caudillos dominated popular democracy, loving outside the patriarchal order and disobeying the police state were considered both morally lesbkan and treasonous.