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Amigas y amantes : sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate family / Katie L. Acosta.

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Subject: Lesbian mothers.
Hispanic American lesbians.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781461951940
  • ISBN: 1461951941
  • ISBN: 9780813561974
  • ISBN: 0813561973
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 167 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- "As long as you wear a dress" : gender conformity and sexuality -- "And then the father set me free" : religion and sexuality -- Doing family from within interracial/interethnic relationships -- Parenting among families of choice -- Integrating families of choice and origin : gaining visibility through care work -- Conclusion: are you family? -- Appendices A-E -- References -- Index.
Summary: Amigas y Amantes (Friends and Lovers) explores the experiences of sexually nonconforming Latinas in the creation and maintenance of families. It is based on forty-two in-depth enthnographic interviews with women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or queer (LBQ) and draws from fourteen months of participant observation at LBQ Latina events that Katie L. Acosta conducted in 2007 and 2008 in a major northeast city. The book examines how LBQ Latinas manage loving relationships with the fami.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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