Queer, Latinx, And Bilingual: Narrative Resources In The Negotiation Of Identities by Holly CashmanQueer, Latinx, And Bilingual: Narrative Resources In The Negotiation Of Identities by Holly Cashman

Queer, Latinx, And Bilingual: Narrative Resources In The Negotiation Of Identities

byHolly Cashman

Hardcover | November 16, 2017

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In this book, Holly R. Cashman presents a sociolinguistic ethnography of gay and lesbian Latinas/os in Phoenix, Arizona, exploring the way that ethnic and sexual identities influence (and are influenced by) language practices.Queer, Latina/o and Bilingualquestions the view of ethnicity and sexual identity as two separate binaries with distinct absolute endpoints (Latino-Anglo, straight-gay) and questions the universality of the trajectory implied (i.e. acculturation, coming out) by examining people living at the intersection of these sexual and ethnic identities. Based on fieldwork conducted with LGBTQ Latinas/os in Phoenix, Cashman considers how Latinas/os see the relationship between their ethnic and sexual identities, what role language practices (specifically the maintenance of Spanish and/or shift to English) play in people's understanding of their ethnic and sexual identities, and how community members construct, maintain, display, and negotiate Latina/o and queer identities in interaction. Cashman's research provides an original lens through which to view the diverse language and identity practices of Latinas/os and makes a significant contribution to the study of bilingualism and multilingualism by bringing queer people of color to the forefront of her analysis.

Holly R. Cashmanis Associate Professor of Spanish linguistics in the Department of Languages and Literatures and core faculty in the Women's Studies program at the University of New Hampshire, US
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Title:Queer, Latinx, And Bilingual: Narrative Resources In The Negotiation Of IdentitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 16, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415739098

ISBN - 13:9780415739092

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Locating a Queer Latinx Phoenix.  2 Queering Bilingualism.  3 Representing Selves and Others in Coming Out Stories.  4 Resisting the Imperative: Stories About Non-Disclosure.  5 Susana, A Translatina Collage.  6 Doing Identity, Making Community.  7 Summary and Final Reflections

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¿Queer, Latinx, and Bilingual provides a unique insight into the language practices used by speakers to construct, negotiate and display Latina/o and queer identities in interaction. By focusing on a group who have previously been excluded from sociolinguistic examinations of queerness ¿ queer people of color ¿ Cashman¿s book takes the fields of language and sexuality and sociolinguistics into an exciting new era of development where they are encouraged to critically examine their own hegemonic practices.¿ ¿Helen Sauntson, York St. John University