Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology

Fathers, Fathering, and Fatherhood

Queer Chicano/Mexicano Desire and Belonging

Editors: Del Castillo, Adelaida R., Güido, Gibrán (Eds.)

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  • This work speaks to a visibly growing sector of gay men among a predominantly young Latino national group (its majority being Chicano/Mexicano) in need of a literature sensitive to different discourses of culture, cultural citizenship, and sexuality as queer Chicanos/Mexicanos examine their lived experience with fathers, fathering, and fatherhood
  • Builds on growing interest on the topic of gay men and father/son relationships
  • Written mostly through the voices of queer Chicano/Mexicano sons
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Bringing together a unique collection of narrative accounts based on the lived experience of queer Chicano/Mexicano sons, this book explores fathers, fathering, and fatherhood. In many ways, the contributors reveal the significance of fathering and representations of fatherhood in the context of queer male sexuality and identity across generations, cultures, class, and Mexican immigrant and Mexican American families. They further reveal how father figures—godfathers, grandfathers, and others—may nurture and express love and hope for the queer young men in their extended family. Divided into six sections, the book addresses the complexity of father-queer son relationships; family dynamics; the impact of neurodiverse mental health issues; the erotic, unsafe, and taboo qualities of desire; encounters with absent, estranged or emotionally distant fathers; and a critical analysis of father and queer son relationships in Chicano/Latino literature and film.

About the authors

Adelaida R. Del Castillo is Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University, USA. She has published on sex/gender meaning and economic survival strategies in Mexico City and is co-editor of Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out (Lambda Literary Awards Finalist). 
Gibrán Güido is a PhD candidate in the Department of Literature at the University of California at San Diego, USA, and a founding member of the Association for Jotería Arts, Activities, and Scholarship (AJAAS). He co-edited Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out (Lambda Literary Awards Finalist).

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fathers, Fathering, and Fatherhood
Book Subtitle
Queer Chicano/Mexicano Desire and Belonging
Editors
  • Adelaida R. Del Castillo
  • Gibrán Güido
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60877-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60877-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60876-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 287
Number of Illustrations
6 illustrations in colour
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