'My Bones Shine in the Dark': AIDS and the De-scription of Chicano Queer in the Work of Gil Cuadros

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dc.contributor.author Allatson, Paul en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:48:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-14T07:48:40Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:48:40Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006006781 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Allatson Paul 2007, ''My Bones Shine in the Dark': AIDS and the De-scription of Chicano Queer in the Work of Gil Cuadros', UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, vol. 32, no. 1 (Spring), pp. 23-52. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0005-2604 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6599
dc.description.abstract The autobiographically modulated poetry and prose collection City of God (1994) and other published works by the late Gil Cuadros (1962-96) survive as an important set of AIDS testimonials, the first of their kind in Chicano literary production. This paper explores Cuadros's preoccupation with processes of identificatory signification and corporeal scripting. I regard his writings as a sustained textual response to the multiple signifying systems that battle over the Chicano queer body, which is always an ambivalently U.S. body, and, in his texts, a body living and dying with AIDS as well. Accordingly, my main interest lies in plotting how Cuadros's work confronts and evades the sociocultural imperative to make of the queer Chicano subject a body that can be read, known, and potentially punished. en_US
dc.publisher UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press en_US
dc.title 'My Bones Shine in the Dark': AIDS and the De-scription of Chicano Queer in the Work of Gil Cuadros en_US
dc.parent Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 32 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 (Spring) en_US
dc.publocation Los Angeles, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 23 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 52 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 000698 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 000698 en_US


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