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Peruvian Lives across BordersPower, Exclusion, and Home$
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M. Cristina Alcalde

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041846

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041846.001.0001

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Heteronormativity, Homophobia, and Home

Heteronormativity, Homophobia, and Home

(p.118) Chapter 4 Heteronormativity, Homophobia, and Home
Peruvian Lives across Borders

M. Cristina Alcalde

University of Illinois Press

This chapter focuses on quotidian technologies of exclusion against migrants who identify as gay, lesbian, and bisexual. Drawing on interviews, newspapers, ordinances and bills, novels, and field notes, the chapter underscore how forms of exclusion, violence, and insecurity can undergird and even define belonging in the context of return. I also examine how Peruvian migrant groups outside Peru may reinforce exclusionary practices. I suggest that LGB individuals may find themselves in the difficult position of accepting violence against them--homophobic practices, jokes, and discrimination--in order to be at home with their families, in their homeland, and within immigrant communities, which leads to exclusion and rightlessness in everyday life.

Keywords:   Homophobia, return migration, Lima, Peru, Exclusion, Heteronormativity, Insecurity, Sexuality, Violence, social hierarchies

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