Hombres Y Machos: Masculinity And Latino Culture by Alfredo MirandeHombres Y Machos: Masculinity And Latino Culture by Alfredo Mirande

Hombres Y Machos: Masculinity And Latino Culture

byAlfredo Mirande

Paperback | May 2, 1997

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Although patriarchy, machismo, and excessive masculine displays are assumed to be prevalent among Latinos in general and Mexicans in particular, little is known about Latino men or macho masculinity. Hombres y Machos: Masculinity and Latino Culture fills an important void by providing an integrated view of Latino men, masculinity, and fatherhood?in the process refuting many common myths and misconceptions.Examining how Latino men view themselves, Alfredo Mirand¿rgues that prevailing conceptions of men, masculinity, and gender are inadequate because they are based not on universal norms but on limited and culturally specific conceptions. Findings are presented from in-depth personal interviews with Latino men (specifically, fathers with at least one child between the ages of four and eighteen living at home) from four geographical regions and from a broad cross-section of the Latino population: working and middle class, foreign-born and native-born. Topics range from views on machos and machismo to beliefs regarding masculinity and fatherhood. In addition to reporting research findings and placing them within a historical context, Mirand¿raws important insights from his own life.Hombres y Machos calls for the development of Chicano/Latino men's studies and will be a significant and provocative addition to the growing literature on gender, masculinity, and race. It will appeal to the general reader and is bound to be an important supplementary text for courses in ethnic studies, women's studies, men's studies, family studies, sociology, psychology, social work, and law.
Alfredo Mirandé is professor of sociology and ethnic studies at the University of California at Riverside. He is the author of The Age of Crisis,La Chicana,The Chicano Experience, and Gringo Justice.
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Title:Hombres Y Machos: Masculinity And Latino CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:May 2, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813331978

ISBN - 13:9780813331973

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In the first book that examines how Latino men view themselves, a professor of sociology and ethnic studies explores the richness and complexity of contrasting Latino masculine roles. Alfredo Mirande culls information from Mexican and South American history, as well as contemporary Latino culture in the U.S. to reveal a rich portrait of loving and generous Latino males