Publications of Antonio Viego

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {LatinX and the neurologization of self},
   Journal = {Cultural Dynamics},
   Volume = {29},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {160-176},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {August},
   Abstract = {This paper explores the question of “LatinX” through
             debates in affective and critical neuroscience regarding the
             “neurologization of self” that many theorists claim we
             are experiencing today. This exploration takes Oliver
             Sacks’ case study “The Autist’s Artist” as its
             centerpiece and traces how the figure of “José” is
             narrativized as an autistic subject. The paper asks how we
             might understand “José” as a “LatinX”
   Doi = {10.1177/0921374017727849},
   Key = {fds329930}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {Review of "Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the
             Politics of Authenticity" by E. Patrick Johnson},
   Journal = {Glq: a Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
   Volume = {11},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {135-138},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {July},
   ISSN = {1527-9375},
   Key = {fds305507}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {Review of "The Puerto Rican Syndrome" by Patricia
   Journal = {Latino Studies},
   Volume = {3},
   Pages = {165-169},
   Publisher = {Palgrave Macmillan},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {July},
   ISSN = {1476-3443},
   Key = {fds305508}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {The Madness of Curing},
   Journal = {Feminist Formations},
   Volume = {25},
   Series = {Dossier on Robyn Wiegman's Object Lessons},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {154-59},
   Publisher = {The Johns Hopkins University Press},
   Editor = {Zahid R. Chaudhary},
   Year = {2013},
   Month = {Winter},
   ISSN = {2151-7363},
   Abstract = {In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the
             content: Some readers of parts of my seemingly
             constitutively uncompleted manuscript The Life of the
             Undead: Latino Health and Disease have responded in ways
             that seem to suggest that they think there is something
             fundamentally sick in its approach to questions about Latino
             mental and physical health and disease due to the choices it
             makes for the handling of its objects. These choices are
             seen as reflecting a general indifference to suffering, an
             indifference that has been rather unambiguously and
             predictably attributed to the psychoanalytic theory the
             project draws on. Its author seems overly unconcerned with
             social justice, which is not entirely untrue, since The Life
             of the Undead is, in fact, not trying to make social justice
             for Latinos the point that legitimates it as an intellectual
             project, nor is it trying to make a case for the usefulness
             of psychoanalysis for conceiving a politics of resistance of
             whatever sort. There is, nonetheless, some temptation for me
             to want to challenge the age-old charge that psychoanalytic
             theory is “useless,” that psychoanalysis is
             “fraudulent” even. But I would have done so not for
             reasons motivated by the express intent of reversing the
             negative valuations that psychoanalysis will never care to
             live down, since, honestly, psychoanalysis does not
             really—to borrow the sage words of Joan Jett
             (1980)—“give a damn about [its] bad reputation,” but
             rather for the reason of illustrating that in one’s
             defense of psychoanalysis, one is communicating one’s
             continual resistance to it—not one’s belief in it. We
             should not be “enthusiasts” of psychoanalysis, as
             psychoanalyst Adam Phillips (2006, 6) cautions: “When
             psychoanalysis is being wholeheartedly valued it is not
             being taken seriously. … To accept psychoanalysis, to
             believe in psychoanalysis is to miss the point.” It has
             taken me more than a day to agree to write the sentence you
             are reading at this moment because I was convinced I might
             be able to say something about social justice that was
             analogous to what I had just said, through Phillips, about
             psychoanalysis, but I could not be sure that “to believe
             in social justice is to miss the point,” or that “when
             social justice is being wholeheartedly valued it is not
             being taken seriously.” It strikes me that the readers of
             The Life of the Undead I mention make their diagnoses based
             on criteria that they assume to be the criteria of the field
             of study that the project is seen to emerge out of—Latino
             studies. These readers are probably right. They seem to know
             something about identity knowledges and political desires
             and social justice; or I should say that they know what they
             may reasonably feel entitled to expect of work in identity
             knowledges—specifically, that this work has recognizable
             political desires for social justice. In Object Lessons
             (2012), Robyn Wiegman deftly explores a range of “identity
             knowledges … in order to consider what they have wanted
             from the objects of study they assemble in their
             self-defining critical obligation to social justice” (3).
             Because “identity knowledges are animated by political
             desires,” she argues “that each has sought quite
             explicitly to know itself and to assess its self-worth by
             situating its object relations as a living habit of—and
             for—social justice” (4). I find Wiegman’s terms
             helpful in clarifying for me why The Life of the Undead
             might seem to put some readers ill at ease and why,
             additionally, I do not recognize myself as an
             identity-knowledge scholar described in the two passages
             from Object Lessons cited above. You cannot talk about
             health, illness, and disease among ethnic-racialized groups
             and not have a considerable readership balk at the
             author’s decision to say openly that the critical practice
             it performs does not rationalize its existence as born of a
             concern with the fact of, in my example, Latinos’ health
             and disease, whether psychological or physical.
             Additionally, its author is not going to spend any time
             figuring out what kind of policy-minded intervention he
             should feel pressured to make that might somehow assist
             Latinos in living less—as the “epidemiological
             paradox” might compel one to put it—long deaths or
             helping quell their allegedly systemic anxiety or
   Key = {fds293126}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {The Nightgown},
   Journal = {Cr: the New Centennial Review},
   Volume = {13},
   Series = {Psychoanalysis and Race},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {29-51},
   Publisher = {Johns Hopkins University Press},
   Editor = {Lydia Kerr},
   Year = {2013},
   ISSN = {1539-6630},
   Abstract = {},
   Doi = {10.1353/ncr.2013.0033},
   Key = {fds293127}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {Wounded Chicana Cartographies},
   Booktitle = {Mapping Latina/o Studies: An Interdisciplinary
   Publisher = {Peter Lang International Academic Publishers},
   Editor = {Valdivia, AN and Garcia, M},
   Year = {2012},
   ISBN = {143311156X},
   Key = {fds293122}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {The Place of Gay Male Chicano Literature in Queer Chicana/o
             Cultural Work},
   Booktitle = {Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Editor = {Hames-Garcia, M and Martinez, EJ},
   Year = {2011},
   Key = {fds293121}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {The life of the undead: Biopower, Latino anxiety and the
             epidemiological paradox},
   Journal = {Women & Performance: a Journal of Feminist
   Volume = {19},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {131-147},
   Publisher = {Routledge},
   Year = {2009},
   Month = {January},
   Abstract = {This article studies the dense interconnections between
             biopower, psychoanalysis, psychology and theories of
             Latino/a health and disease in the context of the ubiquitous
             claim heard nowadays regarding the so-called inevitable
             early twenty-first-century Latinization of the United
             States. How do we, the author asks, understand the theories
             of Latino/a health, disease, normality and pathology
             emerging out of epidemiological research on Latino/as and
             out of the professional psychotherapeutic literature on
             Latino/as within the broader interpretive horizon of US
             biopolitical practices that both manage and incite life?
             This paper explores this question by paying specific
             attention to the diagnosis of “anxiety” in the
             psychotherapeutic literature on Latino/as and to the
             conundrum in epidemiological research on Latino/a health
             referred to as the “epidemiological paradox.” © 2009
             Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.},
   Doi = {10.1080/07407700903034113},
   Key = {fds293128}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {Hysterical Ties, Chicano/a Amnesia and the Sinthomestiza
   Journal = {Aztlán: a Journal of Chicano Studies},
   Year = {2008},
   Key = {fds293129}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {Dead Subjects: Toward a Politics of Loss in Latino
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2007},
   Key = {fds293120}

   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {The Unconscious of Latino/a Studies},
   Journal = {Latino Studies},
   Volume = {1},
   Number = {2},
   Year = {2003},
   Month = {July},
   Key = {fds293130}

   Author = {Antonio Viego},
   Title = {The Place of Gay Male Chicano Literature in Queer Chicana/o
             Cultural Work},
   Journal = {Discourse},
   Volume = {21},
   Number = {3},
   Year = {2000},
   Month = {March},
   Key = {fds293131}