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

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In one of the first books to examine machismo from the perspective of Latin American and Latino men, Chris Girman relies on a compelling combination of ethnographic research and personal experience to explain how macho men—men like the author himself—regulate and sustain same-sex erotic encounters. Girman incorporates his own sexual experiences with a variety of Latin men into the book, infusing his writing with the unique perspective and vivid description that can only be related by someone who has lived the ...
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Overview

In one of the first books to examine machismo from the perspective of Latin American and Latino men, Chris Girman relies on a compelling combination of ethnographic research and personal experience to explain how macho men—men like the author himself—regulate and sustain same-sex erotic encounters. Girman incorporates his own sexual experiences with a variety of Latin men into the book, infusing his writing with the unique perspective and vivid description that can only be related by someone who has lived the research he writes about.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781560235033
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Series: Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1 Machismo and macho performance 21
Ch. 2 Head, hands, balls, and ass 89
Ch. 3 The Dominican Tiguere and hegemonic masculinities 141
Ch. 4 Desire in a Costa Rican prison 187
Ch. 5 Historical representations of same-sex desire in Esteban Echeverria's "El Matadero" and Reinaldo Arenas's "Comienza el Desfile" 237
Ch. 6 Familiar, familial voices : Latino men speak out 293
Ch. 7 Performing matter[s] : masculinities, the male body, and the evocation of the [not] real 329
The final act : why it all matters 375
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