By Katie L. Acosta
Amigas y Amantes (Friends and fanatics) explores the reviews of sexually nonconforming Latinas within the construction and upkeep of households. it truly is in keeping with forty-two in-depth ethnographic interviews with girls who determine as lesbian, bisexual, or queer (LBQ). also, it attracts from fourteen months of player commentary at LBQ Latina occasions that Katie L. Acosta performed in 2007 and 2008 in an important northeast urban. With this information, Acosta examines how LBQ Latinas deal with loving relationships with the households who raised them, and with their companions, their childrens, and their pals.
Acosta investigates how sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate cultural expectancies, strive against obligatory heterosexuality, and reconcile tensions with their households. She deals a brand new frame of mind in regards to the emotion paintings inquisitive about daily lives, which highlights the casual, occasionally invisible, hard work required in holding family members ties. Acosta contends that the paintings LBQ Latinas tackle to maintain connections with organic households, fanatics, and youngsters leads to a different means of doing family.
Paying specific consciousness to the negotiations that LBQ Latinas adopt that allows you to retain familial order, Amigas y Amantes explores how they comprehend femininity, how they negotiate their non secular faiths, how they face the original demanding situations of being in interracial/interethnic relationships, and the way they elevate their young children whereas integrating their households of origin.
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Amigas y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family (Families in Focus) by Katie L. Acosta