This article examines Latino male homosexual practices emerging in Chicago’s presumably impermeable neighborhoods. Drawing from a range of texts—the sociological studies comprising The Sexual Organization of the City (2004), Achy Obejas’s short story “Above All, a Family Man” (1994), and Tadeo Garcia’s film On the Downlow (2004)—the article illustrates how Latino men negotiate the city’s notoriously rigid geographical boundaries while traversing organizational logic through recourse to sexuality. It further argues that Latino male sexuality must be ascertained for its “disorganizational” potential, given the ways it troubles efforts to affirm logical placement.
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Richard T. Rodríguez; The Architectures of Latino Sexuality. Social Text 1 June 2015; 33 (2 (123)): 83–98. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-2869129
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