Ruminations on Lo Sucio as a Latino Queer Analytic

  title={Ruminations on Lo Sucio as a Latino Queer Analytic},
  author={D. Vargas},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  pages={715 - 726}
  • D. Vargas
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • American Quarterly
This essay considers lo sucio—a Latino vernacular for dirty, nasty, and filthy—as a Latino queer analytic. I situate lo sucio in relation to contemporary neoliberal projects that disappear the most vulnerable and disenfranchised by cleaning up spaces and populations deemed dirty and wasteful. Moreover, my initial ruminations of lo sucio, as a queer analytic, is invested in contributing to conversations that explore Latina queer genders and sexualities as sensate. Accordingly, lo sucio smells… Expand
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