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By Katie L. Acosta

Amigas y Amantes  (Friends and fanatics) explores the reviews of sexually nonconforming Latinas within the construction and upkeep of households. it really is in response to forty-two in-depth ethnographic interviews with girls who establish as lesbian, bisexual, or queer (LBQ). also, it attracts from fourteen months of player statement at LBQ Latina occasions that Katie L. Acosta carried out in 2007 and 2008 in a massive northeast urban. With this information, Acosta examines how LBQ Latinas deal with loving relationships with the households who raised them, and with their companions, their little ones, and their buddies.  

Acosta investigates how sexually nonconforming Latinas negotiate cultural expectancies, wrestle obligatory heterosexuality, and reconcile tensions with their households. She bargains a brand new state of mind concerning the emotion paintings serious about daily lives, which highlights the casual, occasionally invisible, hard work required in protecting kin ties. Acosta contends that the paintings LBQ Latinas tackle to maintain connections with organic households, fans, and kids ends up in a distinct manner of doing family.

Paying specific awareness to the negotiations that LBQ Latinas adopt with the intention to continue familial order, Amigas y Amantes explores how they comprehend femininity, how they negotiate their spiritual faiths, how they face the original demanding situations of being in interracial/interethnic relationships, and the way they elevate their kids whereas integrating their households of origin.

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