Engendering a Queer Latin@ time and place in Helena María Viramontes’ Their dogs came with them

  title={Engendering a Queer Latin@ time and place in Helena Mar{\'i}a Viramontes’ Their dogs came with them},
  author={T. Jackie Cuevas},
  journal={Latino Studies},
  • T. Cuevas
  • Published 8 April 2014
  • Art
  • Latino Studies
The novel Their Dogs Came with Them (2007), by Helena María Viramontes, situates a genderqueer character in a semi-historical East Los Angeles (LA) that was at once a heyday of el movimiento and the site of brutal urbanization. By centering a Chican@ or Latin@ who refuses to conform to gender expectations and who struggles to survive on the shifting LA streets, Viramontes constructs a queer dystopic vision of a Chican@ or Latin@ past. Drawing on the notion of queer time as a way to make sense… 
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