Changing Men and Masculinities in Latin America / Edition 1

Changing Men and Masculinities in Latin America / Edition 1

by Matthew C. Gutmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822330229

ISBN-13: 9780822330226

Pub. Date: 01/20/2003

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Ranging from fatherhood to machismo and from public health to housework, Changing Men and Masculinities in Latin America is a collection of pioneering studies of what it means to be a man in Latin America. Matthew C. Gutmann brings together essays by well-known U.S. Latin Americanists and newly translated essays by noted Latin American scholars.

Overview

Ranging from fatherhood to machismo and from public health to housework, Changing Men and Masculinities in Latin America is a collection of pioneering studies of what it means to be a man in Latin America. Matthew C. Gutmann brings together essays by well-known U.S. Latin Americanists and newly translated essays by noted Latin American scholars. Historically grounded and attuned to global political and economic changes, this collection investigates what, if anything, is distinctive about and common to masculinity across Latin America at the same time that it considers the relative benefits and drawbacks of studies focusing on men there. Demonstrating that attention to masculinities does not thwart feminism, the contributors illuminate the changing relationships between men and women and among men of different ethnic groups, sexual orientations, and classes.

The contributors look at Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, and the United States. They bring to bear a number of disciplines—anthropology, history, literature, public health, and sociology—and a variety of methodologies including ethnography, literary criticism, and statistical analysis. Whether analyzing rape legislation in Argentina, the unique space for candid discussions of masculinity created in an Alcoholics Anonymous group in Mexico, the role of shame in shaping Chicana and Chicano identities and gender relations, or homosexuality in Brazil, Changing Men and Masculinities highlights the complex distinctions between normative conceptions of masculinity in Latin America and the actual experiences and thoughts of particular men and women.

Contributors.
Xavier Andrade, Daniel Balderston, Peter Beattie, Stanley Brandes, Héctor Carrillo, Miguel Díaz Barriga, Agustín Escobar, Francisco Ferrándiz, Claudia Fonseca, Norma Fuller, Matthew C. Gutmann, Donna Guy, Florencia Mallon, José Olavarría, Richard Parker, Mara Viveros

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822330226
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/20/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 8.88(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Discarding Manly Dichotomies in Latin America / Matthew C. Gutmann 1

Contemporary Latin American Perspectives on Masculinity / Mara Viveros Vigoya 27

Urban Men and Masculinities

Philanderers, Cuckolds, and Wily Women: Reexamining Gender Relations in a Brazilian Working-Class Neighborhood / Claudia Fonseca 61

Men and Their Histories: Restructuring, Gender Inequality, and Life Transitions in Urban Mexico / Agustin Escobar Latapi 84

Malandros, Maria Lionza, and Masculinity in a Venezuelan Shantytown / Francisco Ferrandiz 115

The Social Constructions of Gender Identity among Peruvian Males / Norma Fuller 134

Drink, Abstinence, and Male Identity in Mexico City / Stanley Brandes 153

Representations and Practices

Barbudos, Warriors, and Rotos: The MIR, Masculinity, and Power in the Chilean Agrarian Reform, 1965-74 / Florencia E. Mallon 179

Sexuality and Revolution: On the Footnotes to El beso de la mujer arana / Daniel Balderston 216

Measures of Manhood: Honor, Enlisted Army Service, and Slavery's Decline in Brazil, 1850–90 / Peter M. Beattie 233

Verguenza and Changing Chicano/a Narratives / Miguel Diaz Barriga 256

Pancho Jaime and the Political Uses of Masculinity in Ecuador / X. Andrade 281

Sexuality and Paternity

Changing Sexualities: Masculinity and Male Homosexualities in Brazil / Richard Parker 307

Men at Home?: Child Rearing and Housekeeping among Chilean Working-Class Fathers/ Jose Olavarria 333

Neither Machos nor Maricones: Masculinity and Emerging Male Homosexual Identities in Mexico / Hector Carrillo 351

Rape and the Politics of Masculine Silence in Argentina / Donna J. Guy 370

Contributors 393

Index 399

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