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Title Masculinity and sexuality in modern Mexico / edited by Víctor M. Macías-González and Anne Rubenstein
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 280 pages) : illustrations
Series Diálogos
Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Contents Masculinity and history in modern Mexico / Víctor M. Macías-González and Anne Rubenstein -- The bathhouse and male homosexuality in Porfirian Mexico / Víctor M. Macías-González -- Runaway daughters : women's masculine roles in elopement cases in nineteenth-century Mexico / Kathryn A. Sloan -- Dominance and submission in Don Porfirio's belle époque : the case of Luis and Piedad / James A. Garza -- Meretricious Mexicali : exalted masculinities and the crafting of male desire in a border red-light district, 1908-1925 / Eric Schantz -- Theaters of masculinity : moviegoing and male roles in Mexico before 1960 / Anne Rubenstein -- Toward a modern sacrificial economy : violence against women and male subjectivity in turn-of-the-century Mexico City / Robert Buffington -- Nationalizing the Bohemian : the mythogenesis of Agustín Lara / Andrew G. Wood -- The gay caballero : machismo, homosexuality, and the nation in Golden Age film / Jeffrey M. Pilcher -- Mariachis machos and charros gays : masculinities in Guadalajara / Mary-Lee Mulholland -- Mexican masculinities / Ramón A. Gutiérrez
Summary "In Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico, historians and anthropologists explain how evolving notions of the meaning and practice of manhood have shaped Mexican history. In essays that range from Texas to Oaxaca and from the 1880s to the present, contributors write about file clerks and movie stars, wealthy world travelers and ordinary people whose adventures were confined to a bar in the middle of town. The Mexicans we meet in these essays lived out their identities through extraordinary events--committing terrible crimes, writing world-famous songs, and ruling the nation--but also in everyday activities like falling in love, raising families, getting dressed, and going to the movies. Thus, these essays in the history of masculinity connect the major topics of Mexican political history since 1880 to the history of daily life."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Homosexuality -- Mexico.
Machismo -- Mexico.
Masculinity -- Mexico -- History.
Men -- Mexico -- Identity
Men -- Mexico -- Social life and customs.
Sex role -- Mexico -- History.
Sex -- Mexico -- History.
Masculinity -- history.
Mexico -- Civilization.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Macías-González, Víctor M., 1970-
Rubenstein, Anne.
ISBN 0826329063 (electronic bk.)
9780826329066 (electronic bk.)