Mucho Macho: Seduction, Desire, and the Homoerotic Lives of Latin Men

Mucho Macho: Seduction, Desire, and the Homoerotic Lives of Latin Men

by John Dececco, Phd, Chris Girman
     
 

Quality research uniquely enhanced by the author's personal experience! This book explores the concepts and illuminates the realities of macho and machismo from the unique perspective of a gay sociologist who is also a sexual tourist. Unlike most of the scholars who have written about same-sex Latino male attraction, author/ethnographer Chris Girman has experienced

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Quality research uniquely enhanced by the author's personal experience! This book explores the concepts and illuminates the realities of macho and machismo from the unique perspective of a gay sociologist who is also a sexual tourist. Unlike most of the scholars who have written about same-sex Latino male attraction, author/ethnographer Chris Girman has experienced it firsthand. In his travels in South, Central, and North America, Chris has had intimate encounters with dozens of Latino men. He shares both his research and his personal experience in Mucho Macho: Seduction, Desire, and the Homoerotic Lives of Latin Men. While most of the literature on Latin American male same-sex desire ignores the significance of the male body in its investigation, this book shows why it is essential to focus on the macho male body and re-evaluates so-called machismo to forge a more nuanced description of Latin American masculinity. Girman incorporates his own sexual experiences with a variety of Latin American men into the book, infusing his writing with the unique perspective and vivid descriptions that can only be related by someone who has lived the research he writes about. With this book, you'll become familiar with various kinds of Latin-American homosexual behavior. Here's a glimpse at what you'll find inside: Machismo, Practice Theorists, and Macho Performance summarizes previous research on Latin American male [homo]sexuality and defines the author's concept of machismo and Latin American masculinity. Head, Hands, Balls, and Ass shows why focusing on the body as living matter, rather than metaphor (as is done in so many other books on sexuality), is the ideal point of entry into the study of Latin American male [homo]sexuality and masculinity. This chapter focuses on specific regions of the macho body head, hands, balls, and ass to explain how machismo actually promotes, rather than denies, sexual encounters between men. It also show

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560235033
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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