The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City / Edition 2

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Overview


In this compelling study of machismo in Mexico City, Matthew Gutmann overturns many stereotypes of male culture in Mexico and offers a sensitive and often surprising look at how Mexican men see themselves, parent their children, relate to women, and talk about sex. This tenth anniversary edition features a new preface that updates the stories of the book's key protagonists.

"An important and interesting volume on gender, focusing on the meaning of manhood in Mexico City. Much more than a discussion of machismo, the text challenges the stereotypes of the Latin male and in their place paints a portrait of rapidly changing gender roles"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520250130
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Series: Men and Masculinity Series
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author


Matthew Gutmann is Professor of Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, and Latin American Studies at Brown University and is the author of The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City (Tenth Anniversary edition, 2006) and The Romance of Democracy: Compliant Defiance in Contemporary Mexico (2002), both from UC Press.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Maps
Introduction: Gender Conventions 1
1 Real Mexican Machos Are Born to Die 11
2 The Invasion of Santo Domingo 33
3 Imaginary Fathers, Genuine Fathers 50
4 Motherly Presumptions and Presumptuous Mothers 89
5 Men's Sex 111
6 Diapers and Dishes, Words and Deeds 146
7 Degendering Alcohol 173
8 Fear and Loathing in Male Violence 196
9 Machismo 221
10 Creative Contradictions 243
Notes 265
Glossary 291
Bibliography 295
Index 323
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