Figure in cowboy hat and flowered shirt, with microphone, looking into camera as a group of club-goers dance in the dark background.

A Concatenation of Sprawls

How, in 21st-century Los Angeles, can we continue to nurture the hardy roots of rasquachismo, to yield new and more inclusive Latinx-urbanist aesthetics? How can we continue to resist erasures and recover lost beauties, and to recognize the historical memories expressed not only in public spaces but also in the prismatic LGBTQ club scene?

How, in 21st-century Los Angeles, can we continue to nurture the hardy roots of rasquachismo, to yield new and more inclusive Latinx-urbanist aesthetics?

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