Hombres Y Machos / Edition 1

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Although patriarchy, machismo, and excessive masculine displays are assumed to be prevalent among Latinos in general and Mexicans in particular, little is known about Latino men or macho masculinity. Hombres y Machos: Masculinity and Latino Culture fills an important void by providing an integrated view of Latino men, masculinity, and fatherhood—in the process refuting many common myths and misconceptions.Examining how Latino men view themselves, Alfredo Mirandé argues that prevailing conceptions of men, masculinity, and gender are inadequate because they are based not on universal norms but on limited and culturally specific conceptions. Findings are presented from in-depth personal interviews with Latino men (specifically, fathers with at least one child between the ages of four and eighteen living at home) from four geographical regions and from a broad cross-section of the Latino population: working and middle class, foreign-born and native-born. Topics range from views on machos and machismo to beliefs regarding masculinity and fatherhood. In addition to reporting research findings and placing them within a historical context, Mirandé draws important insights from his own life.Hombres y Machos calls for the development of Chicano/Latino men’s studies and will be a significant and provocative addition to the growing literature on gender, masculinity, and race. It will appeal to the general reader and is bound to be an important supplementary text for courses in ethnic studies, women’s studies, men’s studies, family studies, sociology, psychology, social work, and law.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813331973
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alfredo Mirandé is professor of sociology and ethnic studies at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author of The Age of Crisis, La Chicana, The Chicano Experience, and Gringo Justice.
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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
1 Latino Men and Masculinity: An Overview 9
The Parable of Amy and Jake 9
The Parable of Economic Man and Literary Woman 11
The Parable of the Reasonable Man and the Mexican 12
The Bem Sex Role Inventory 14
Research on Machismo and Mexican/Latino Masculinity 16
"Insiders" and "Outsiders": Issues in Studying Latino Men 18
Fieldwork: Bias, Neutrality, and Detachment 22
2 Genesis of Mexican Masculinity 29
Alternative Explanations of Hypermasculinity 34
Indian and Spanish Images of Men: A Comparison and Critique 55
Nepantla and the Concept of Ecosis 57
3 "Macho": Contemporary Conceptions 63
Mi Noche Triste 63
"Macho": An Overview 65
Findings: Conceptions of Macho 67
Regional and Socioeconomic Differences in Conceptions of Macho 76
Regional and Socioeconomic Differences in "How Machos Act" 77
Conclusion 77
4 Masculinity: Traditional and Emergent Views 81
A Declaration of War 81
The Bem Sex Role Inventory and Latino Masculinity 82
An Alternative Measure: The Mirande Sex Role Inventory 87
Regional and Socioeconomic Differences 93
Nativity, Language, and Socioeconomic Status Differences 95
Household Chores, Power, Interaction with Children, and Marital Happiness Differences in the MSRI and BSRI 96
Implications and Conclusion 98
5 Masculinity and Fatherhood 101
Man Most Respected or Admired 102
Attitudes Toward Child Rearing and Parenting 107
Deconstructing Assumptions: A Conclusion 114
6 "And Ar'n't I a Man?": Toward a Chicano/Latino Men's Studies 117
Neglected Masculinities and Chicano/Latino Scholarship 118
The "Good Ol' Boys" and Latino Masculinity 119
"Reservoir Dogs": Overview and Critique of the New Men's Studies 120
Folklore, Machismo, and Modernization: Toward a Profeminist Chicano/Latino Men's Studies 122
The Latino Gay Voice and the Cult of Masculinity 132
7 Epilogue 141
Glossary 149
Notes 151
References 157
Appendix A 164
Appendix B 187
About the Book and Author 189
Index 190
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