Homecoming Queers: Desire and Difference in Chicana Latina Cultural Production (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States) (Paperback)
Spanning multiple genres and forms, and including scholarly theory alongside performances, films, narratives, and testimonials, Homecoming Queers leads readers along a crucial path toward understanding and overcoming the silences that previously existed across these fields.
— Tiffany Ana Lopez
Short version: Marivel Danielson's analysis of Chicana Latina desire in contemporary cultural production is a much welcome contribution to the slowly growing corpus of scholarship on female sexuality.Long version:In Homecoming Queers Marivel T. Danielson offers the reader accessible yet intellectually insightful readings of a wide array of contemporary Chicana Latina cultural production - performance, fiction, essay, poetry and video, some of which are often neglected by academia. By bringing to bear the importance of the queer, brown and female body on its ostensibly opposing discourses of home and community, Danielson's analysis of Chicana Latina desire in contemporary cultural production is a much welcome contribution to the slowly growing corpus of scholarship on female sexuality.
— Laura G. Gutierrez
Offering a whirlwind thematic tour of the most iconic contemporary Latina lesbian performers today, Danielson organizes this critical voyage around the central question of how latinidad and sexuality complicate the concept of home. This book makes a valuable contribution to Latina/o and queer studies and demonstrates the complexity of Latina representations of belonging and homecoming. Recommended.