Sex and Sexuality in Latin America

ISBN-10: 0814712908
ISBN-13: 9780814712900
Edition: 1997
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Description: Despite the explosion of critical writing on gender and sexuality, relatively little work has focused on Latin America. Sex and Sexuality in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Readerfills in this gap. Daniel Balderston and Donna J. Guy assert that  More...

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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Despite the explosion of critical writing on gender and sexuality, relatively little work has focused on Latin America. Sex and Sexuality in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Readerfills in this gap. Daniel Balderston and Donna J. Guy assert that the study of sexuality in Latin America requires a break with the dominant Anglo-European model of gender. To this end, the essays in the collection focus on the uncertain and contingent nature of sexual identity.Organized around three central themes--control and repression; the politics and culture of resistance; and sexual transgression as affirmation of marginalized identities--this intriguing collection will challenge and inform conceptions of Latin American gender and sexuality. Covering topics ranging from transvestism to the world of tango, and countries as diverse as Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, this volume takes an accessible, dynamic, and interdisciplinary approach to a highly theoretical topic."Opens up new conceptual horizons for exploring gender and sexuality. . . . In stimulating readers to think 'outside the box' of established academic notions of sexuality and gender, Sex and Sexuality in Latin America illustrates the sometimes mind-boggling mission of iconoclastic scholarship. The well-written essays are thought-provoking analyses on the cutting edge of gender scholarship."-Latin American Research Review, vol. 36, no. 3, 2001

Chair of the Latin American Studies Association Task Force on Gay and Lesbian Issues,

Introduction
Guto's Performance: Notes on the Transvestism of Everyday Life
Crossing the Border with Chabela Vargas: A Chicana Femme's Tribute
Gender without Limits: Transvestism and Subjectivity in El lugar sin limites
Conflicting Penile Codes: Modern Masculinity and Sodomy in the Brazilian Military, 1860-1916
The Birth of Mangue: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Prostitution in Rio de Janeiro, 1850-1942
Modernismo and Homophobia: Dario and Rodo
Los Jotos: Contested Visions of Homosexuality in Modern Mexico
Homosexualities in the Tropic of Revolution
Mothers Alive and Dead: Multiple Concepts of Mothering in Buenos Aires
Garzonas y Feministas in Cuban Women's Writing of the 1920s: La vida manda by Ofelia Rodriguez Acosta
Excluded Middle? Bisexuality in Dona Herlinda y su hijo
Multiple Masculinities: The Worlds of Tango and Football in Argentina
Gender, Dress, and Market: The Commerce of Citizenship in Latin America
"What a Tangled Web!": Masculinity, Abjection, and the Foundations of Puerto Rican Literature in the United States
From Sappho to Baffo: Diverting the Sexual in Alejandra Pizarnik
Bibliography of Gender and Sexuality Studies on Latin America
Contributors
Index

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