- Title Pages
- Conversations across “Our America”
- Al Norte toward Home
- Reshaping the Rural Heartland
- Mexican Workers and Life in South Chicago
- Latina/o Immigration before 1965
- Not Just Laborers
- Spanish Language and Education in the Midwest
- Contesting the Myth of Uncaring
- Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies in the Midwest
- The Black Angel
- History in Drag
- El Museo del Norte
- Religious Migrants
- The Young Lords Organization in Chicago
- ¡Viva La Causa! in Iowa
- Work, Coalition, and Advocacy
- Reconfiguring Documentation
- Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest
- Production Credits
History in Drag
History in Drag
Latina/o Queer Affective Circuits in Chicago
- (p.185) History in Drag
- The Latina/o Midwest Reader
Ramón H. Rivera-Servera
- University of Illinois Press
This chapter examines the performances of Miss Ketty Teanga, a Chicago-based trans-Latina drag queen, and argues they were an example of Latina/o queer worldmaking. Miss Ketty’s performances evoked history through her fashion, hair, makeup, and musical taste in order to present alternative patterns of cultural consumption to her young fans. In contrast to mainstream drag culture and popular media’s pop-oriented, fast-paced choreography, her performances evoked a queer past by drawing on slow, dramatic presentations of boleros that emphasized upper-body choreography.
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