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Author Peña, Susana, 1972-

Title Oye loca : from the Mariel boatlift to gay Cuban Miami / Susana Peøa
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 224 pages) : illustrations
Contents From UMAPs to Save Our Children: policing homosexuality in Cuba and Miami before 1980 -- Obvious gays and the state gaze: gay visibility and immigration policy during the Mariel boatlift -- Cultures of gay visibility and renarrating Mariel -- Perjaration and transculturation: language and meaning in gay Cuban Miami -- Narratives of nation and sexual identity: remembering Cuba -- Families, disclosure, and visibility -- Locas, papis, and muscle queens: racialized discourses of masculinity and desire -- ¡Oye loca! gay Cuba in drag
Summary During a few months in 1980, 125,000 Cubans entered the U.S. as part of a massive migration known as the Mariel boatlift. Drawing from first-person stories of Cuban Americans as well as government documents and cultural texts from both the U.S. and Cuba, Susana Peña reveals how a historical event shaped the formation of an entire ethnic and sexual landscape
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cuban Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Gay culture -- Florida -- Miami.
Gay men -- Cuba.
Gay men -- Florida -- Miami.
Immigrants -- Florida -- Miami.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013014539
ISBN 081668667X (electronic bk.)
1461939631 (electronic bk.)
9780816686674 (electronic bk.)
9781461939634 (electronic bk.)