Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico

Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico

by Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479869138
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 09/11/2015
Series: Latina/o Sociology Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,210,790
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Erotic
Journeys: Mexican Immigrants and Their Sex Lives
(2005) and co-editor of Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa’s Life and
Work Transformed Our Own
(2011). Born and educated through her undergraduate years in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, she received her PhD in
Sociology from the University of Southern California in 2000.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments / Con profunda gratitud xi
1. En familia: Sex, Incest, and Violence in Mexican Families 1
2. Conjugal Daughters and Marital Servants: The Sexual Functions of Daughters in Incestuous Families 31
3. A la prima se le arrima: Sisters and Primas 76
4. Nieces and Their Uncles 125
5. Men’s Life Stories 180
6. Toward a Feminist Sociology of Incest in Mexico 232
Appendix A. Study Participants 263
Appendix B. Methodological Considerations 267
Appendix C. Incest in 32 Mexican State Penal Codes 271
Appendix D. Uncle-Niece Cases 273
Notes 275
References 301
Index 313
About the Author 321

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