vol 43 2017 Issue 43-1 Issue 43-2 Issue 43-3
Issue 43-2

In this issue, one cluster of articles presents scholarly and creative work focused on Latin American queer politics. Each article reveals queer challenges—theoretical, aesthetic, political, ideological, libidinal, corporeal—to prevailing logics of heteronormativity and neoliberalism, and to asymmetrical processes of knowledge production and circulation. Rafael de la Dehesa examines how political responses to AIDS in Brazil enabled surprising alliances between NGOs, activists, and the state, which produced radical social change and, at times, engendered exclusion and vulnerability. Christine Keating and Amy Lind’s essay explores indigenous and transfeminist efforts to transform the Ecuadorian constitution, producing new conceptions of both state and family. Constanza Tabbush and Melina Gaona trace the rise and fall of a neighborhood organization in Argentina called Tupac Amaru, which provided a space of encounter for lesbian, non-gender normative, and marginalized women. In a review of recent work on Latin American sexualities, Juan Camilo Galeano Sánchez finds LGBT people across Latin America and the diaspora deploying “queer revolutionary gestures” as a form of resistance to social, political, and economic marginalization. María Amelia Viteri’s commentary examines the intellectual trajectories of a network of queer scholars from across the Americas. The art essay by Tara Daly engages Iquitos artist Christian Bendayán’s visual efforts to queer prevailing conceptions of the Amazon, and tatiana de la tierra’s poems offer a deep celebration of female eroticism.





Rafael de la Dehesa
NGOs, Governmentality, and the Brazilian Response to AIDS: A Multistranded Genealogy of the Current Crisis
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Christine Keating and Amy Lind
Plural Sovereignty and la Familia Diversa in Ecuador’s 2008 Constitution
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Constanza Tabbush and Melina Gaona
Gender, Race, and Politics in Contemporary Argentina: Understanding the Criminalization of Activist Milagro Sala, Leader of the Organización Barrial Tupac Amaru
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Tara Daly
Christian Bendayán: Queering the Archive from Iquitos, Peru (Art essay)
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Juan Camilo Galeano Sánchez
Mobilizing, Negotiating, Surviving: Queer Revolutionary Gestures in Latin America and the Caribbean
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María Amelia Viteri
Intensiones: Tensions in Queer Agency and Activism in Latino América
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tatiana de la tierra
Ode to Unsavory Lesbians; To My Kidneys; Topanga Canyon (Poetry)
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Gabriela Arguedas Ramírez and Lynn M. Morgan
The Reproductive Rights Counteroffensive in Mexico and Central America
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Jennifer L. Shoaff
In the Face of a Haitian Child: Racial Intimacies, Paternalistic Interventions, and Discourses of “Deviant Black Motherhood” in Transnational Hispaniola
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Ana-Maurine Lara
A Smarting Wound: Afro-Dominicanidad and the Fight against Ultranationalism in the Dominican Republic
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