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Author Girman, Chris.

Title Mucho macho : seduction, desire, and the homoerotic lives of Latin men / Chris Girman
Published New York : Harrington Park Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 415 pages)
Series Haworth gay & lesbian studies
Haworth gay & lesbian studies.
Contents Machismo and macho performance -- Head, hands, balls, and ass -- The Dominican tíguere and hegemonic masculinities -- Desire in a Costa Rican prison -- Historical representations of same-sex desire in Esteban Echeverrìa's "El Matadero" and Reinaldo Arena's "Comienza Desfile" -- Familiar, familial voices : Latino men speak out -- Performing matter(s) : masculinities, the male body, and the evocation of the (not) real -- The final act : why it all matters
Summary "In one of the first books to examine machismo from the perspective of Latin American and Latino men, Chris Girman relies on a 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 description that can only be related by someone who has lived the research he writes about." "This groundbreaking multidisciplinary text examines a variety of Latin America's most recent attempts to categorize macho sexuality from sociological, anthropological, literary, and psychological perspectives"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-399) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hispanic American gays.
Machismo -- Latin America.
Male homosexuality -- Latin America.
Masculinity -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317766032 (electronic bk.)
9781317766032 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Seduction, desire, and the homoerotic lives of Latin men