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Mema's House, Mexico City On Transvestites, Queens, and Machos

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ISBN-10: 0226682579

ISBN-13: 9780226682570

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Annick Prieur

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/19/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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
Concluding Notes