Latina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies
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Latina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies

by Marysol Asencio, Tomâs Almaguer, Miguel Munoz-Laboy, Katie Acosta, Ramón Gutiérrez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813546001

ISBN-13: 9780813546001

Pub. Date: 11/15/2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Latina/os are currently the largest minority population in the United States. They are also one of the fastest growing. Yet, we have very limited research and understanding of their sexualities. Instead, stereotypical images flourish even though scholars have challenged the validity and narrowness of these images and the lack of attention to the larger social

Overview

Latina/os are currently the largest minority population in the United States. They are also one of the fastest growing. Yet, we have very limited research and understanding of their sexualities. Instead, stereotypical images flourish even though scholars have challenged the validity and narrowness of these images and the lack of attention to the larger social context. Gathering the latest empirical work in the social and behavioral sciences, this reader offers us a critical lens through which to understand these images and the social context framing Latina/os and their sexualities.

Situated at the juncture of Latina/o studies and sexualities studies, Latina/o Sexualities provides a single resource that addresses the current state of knowledge from a multidisciplinary perspective. Contributors synthesize and critique the literature and carve a separate space where issues of Latina/o sexualities can be explored given the limitations of prevalent research models. This work compels the current wave in sexuality studies to be more inclusive of ethnic minorities and sets an agenda that policy makers and researchers will find invaluable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813546001
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Mapping Latina/o Sexualities Research and Scholarship Marysol Asencio Katie Acosta 1

1 A History of Latina/o Sexualities Ramón A. Gutiérrez 13

2 Making Sex Matter: Histories of Latina/o Sexualities, 1898 to 1965 Pablo Mitchell 38

3 Latina/o Childhood Sexuality Sonya Grant Arreola 48

4 Latina/o Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sexuality: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review Laura F. Romo Erum Nadeem Claudia Kouyoumdjian 62

5 Sexual Health of Latina/o Populations in the United States Sandra Arévalo Hortensia Amaro 75

6 Latina/o Sex Policy Elena R. Gutiérrez 90

7 Heterosexuality Exposed: Some Feminist Sociological Reflections on Heterosexual Sex and Romance in U.S. Latina/o Communities Gloria González-López 103

8 Representations of Latina/o Sexuality in Popular Culture Deborah R. Vargas 117

9 Cultural Production of Knowledge on Latina/o Sexualities José Quiroga Melanie López Frank 137

10 Where There's Querer: Knowledge Production and the Praxis of HIV Prevention George Ayala Jaime Cortez Patrick "Pato" Hebert 150

11 Religion/Spirituality, U.S. Latina/o Communities, and Sexuality Scholarship: A Thread of Current Works Salvador Vidal-Ortiz 173

12 Latina/o Sexualities in Motion: Latina/o Sexualities Research Agenda Project Susana Pe&nmacr;a 188

13 Latinas, Sex Work, and Trafficking in the United States Amalia L. Cabezas Dolores Ortiz Sonia Valencia 207

14 Latina Lesbianas, Bimujeres, and Trans Identities: Charting Courses in the Social Sciences Luz Calvo Catrióna Rueda Esquibel 217

15 Latina/o Transpopulations MarciaOchoa 230

16 Boundaries and Bisexuality: Reframing the Discourse on Latina/o Bisexualities Miguel Mu&nmacr;oz-Laboy Carmen Yon Leau 243

17 Revisiting Activos and Pasivos: Toward New Cartographies of Latino/Latin American Male Same-Sex Desire Salvador Vidal-Ortiz Carlos Decena Héctor Carrillo Tomás Almaguer 253

18 Retiring Behavioral Risk, Disease, and Deficit Models: Sexual Health Frameworks for Latino Gay Men and Other Men Who Enjoy Sex with Men George Ayala 274

Epilogue: Rethinking the Maps Where "Latina/o" and "Sexuality" Meet Carlos Decena 279

Notes 287

Contributors 355

Index 363

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