Cuts and impressions: The aesthetic work of lingering in Latinidad

Joshua Javier Guzmán, Christina A. León

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Abstract

This article functions as both an introduction to the special issue and a larger contextualization of the intervention in relation the field of Latina/o Studies. The editors of the special issue argue that aesthetics affords the time and space within which to linger in the many questions, complexities, and problematics that crowd under the sign of latinidad. Through engagements with the contemporary political landscape, earlier articulations of the latinidad via Norma Alarcón, and the performative billboard instillations of Félix González-Torres, the editors find spaces to pleasurably dwell in the many temporal and spatial vectors of latinidad.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-276
Number of pages16
JournalWomen and Performance
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

Keywords

  • Latina/o
  • aesthetics
  • cut
  • feminism
  • impression
  • latinidad
  • lingering
  • performance
  • queer
  • theory

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