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Risner, Jonathan. "“Authentic” Latinas/os and Queer Characters in Mainstream and Alternative Comics." Multicultural Comics. From Zap to Blue Beetle. Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2010. 39–54. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: Risner2010
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Keywords: "Batman", "Blue Beetle", "Love and Rockets", Authenticity, Ethnicity, Gender, Hernandez. Jaime, Superhero, USA
Creators: Aldama, Risner
Publisher: Univ. of Texas Press (Austin)
Collection: Multicultural Comics. From <em>Zap</em> to <em>Blue Beetle</em>
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Abstract
“Comparative readings of Las LocasBlue Beetle, and Batwoman allow one to Latina/o and/or queer authenticity insofar as the comics are aligned with particular identities—latinidad and queer. In other words, does a particular comic hew closer to a Latina/o or queer aesthetic, and, if so, on what basis does one conceive an idealized Latina/o and/or queer aesthetic? Or, alternatively, should questions of authenticity simply remain irrelevant at the risk of essentialism? Reading Las Locas alongside Blue Beetle and Batwoman ultimately asks whether representations of Latinas/os and queer characters can coexist in a comic universe without notions or models of authenticity against readers may measure a Latina/o and/or queer character—underground or mainstream, superhero or otherwise.” (40)
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