Mema's House, Mexico City On Transvestites, Queens, and Machos
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Mema's house is in the poor barrio Nezahualcoyotl, a crowded urban space on the outskirts of Mexico City where people survive with the help of family, neighbors, and friends. This house is a sanctuary for a group of young, homosexual men who meet to do what they can't do openly at home. They chat, flirt, listen to music, and smoke marijuana. Among the group are sex workers and transvestites with high heels, short skirts, heavy make-up, and voluminous hairstyles; and their partners, young, bisexual men, wearing T-shirts and worn jeans, short hair, and maybe a mustache. Mema, an AIDS educator and the leader of this gang of homosexual men, invited Annick Prieur, a European sociologist, to…
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/19/1998
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: The First Night|
|The Setting and the Approach|
|Everyday Life of a Jota|
|Little Boys in Mother's Wardrobe: On the Origins of Homosexuality and Effeminacy|
|Stealing Femininity: On Bodily and Symbolic Constructions|
|Machos and Mayates: Masculinity and Bisexuality|
|On Love, Domination, and Penetration|