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Biography Critique Essay Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

For a Queer Pedagogy of Friendship

By Giancarlo Cornejo, 2014

This hybrid essay/narrative attempts to give an account of the survival of a “queer” subject, specifically a trans child living in Lima, Peru, in the 1950s and 1960s. My theoretical claims may be simple, but the survival of this trans child was anything but simple. The essay argues that in the survival of this child, friendship played a vital role.

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