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Full-Text Articles in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

A Living Archive Of Desire: Teresita La Campesina And The Embodiment Of Queer Latino Community Histories, Horacio N. Roque Ramirez Dr. Jan 2006

A Living Archive Of Desire: Teresita La Campesina And The Embodiment Of Queer Latino Community Histories, Horacio N. Roque Ramirez Dr.

Horacio N Roque Ramirez, Ph.D.

Centering the life and death of a male-to-female (MTF) transgender mexicana live ranchera singer, the essay explores the importance of oral history as a method and theory to interrogate LGBT archival practices, questioning what “counts” as both documents and evidence in history. Using sociological, Foucauldian, cultural studies, and oral historical interventions, I ground the late singer’s life story and cultural and political contributions in larger debates about community documentation, archival research, and LGBT and Latina/o historiography.