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Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... In this essay, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera takes on the dismissal of perreo , the doggy-style dance that anchors reggaetón choreography, in contemporary Puerto Rican feminist criticism to emphasize the feminist and queer microagencies performed by dancers who engage with this musical culture...
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By Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... the I term us Afro-Latinidad to mean an identity that integrates blackness and Latinidad—­that is, one that does not assume blackness and Latinidad are dis­ crete entities, but rather that they can be understood together. However, I also acknowledge that sometimes Afro-Latinidad and...
Book Chapter

By Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... hypersexuality vs. re- and, 97–100. See also blackness; hip-­hop spectability and, 54–55, 56–59, 70, 73–77; Afro-­Latinidad, 16, 156, 175n69, 190n62 Senate hearings, 55–56; statements of Afro– uerto ­PRican identity: bomba per ­ support and moral threat discourses, for­mance and, 94; Cortijo y su...
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... ste­reo­types of the Latin lover that depict Latino men as dangerous yet desirable sexual partners. The description of perreo as a “crouching, hip-­thrusting update of limbo dancing” pre­sents the clearest example of a tropicalized depiction of Latinidad that has been linked to reg- gaetón. The limbo is...
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... racial binary depending on shifting po­liti­cal and economic contexts.49 As a result, Latinidad becomes distanced from blackness, which Introduction  11 is instead primarily associated with U.S. African Americans. The m­ usic in- dustry similarly...