Latina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies by Marysol AsencioLatina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies by Marysol Asencio

Latina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies

EditorMarysol Asencio

Paperback | November 15, 2009

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Latina/os are currently the largest minority population in the United States. They are also one of the fastest growing. Yet, we have very limited research and understanding of their sexualities. Instead, stereotypical images flourish even though scholars have challenged the validity and narrowness of these images and the lack of attention to the larger social context. Gathering the latest empirical work in the social and behavioral sciences, this reader offers us a critical lens through which to understand these images and the social context framing Latina/os and their sexualities.

Situated at the juncture of Latina/o studies and sexualities studies, Latina/o Sexualities provides a single resource that addresses the current state of knowledge from a multidisciplinary perspective. Contributors synthesize and critique the literature and carve a separate space where issues of Latina/o sexualities can be explored given the limitations of prevalent research models. This work compels the current wave in sexuality studies to be more inclusive of ethnic minorities and sets an agenda that policy makers and researchers will find invaluable.

Marysol Asencio is an associate professor of Puerto Rican and Latinostudies and human development and family studies at the University of Connecticut. She is author of Sex and Sexuality among New York's Puerto Rican Youth.
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Title:Latina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and PoliciesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813546001

ISBN - 13:9780813546001

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Table of Contents

Introduction, by Marysol Asencio and Katie Acosta
A History of Latina/o Sexualities, by Ramón A. Gutiérrez
Making Sex Matter, by Pablo Mitchell
Latina/o Childhood Sexuality, by Sonya Grant Arreola
Latina/o Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sexuality, by Laura F. Romo, Erum Nadeem, and Claudia Kouyoumdjian
Sexual Health of Latina/o Populations in the United States, by Sandra Arévalo, Mariana Gerena, and Hortensia Amaro
Latina/o Sex Policy, by Elena R. Gutiérrez
Heterosexuality Exposed, by Gloria González-López
Representations of Latina/o Sexuality in Popular Culture, by Deborah R. Vargas
Cultural Production of Knowledge on Latina/o Sexualities, by José Quiroga and Melanie López Frank
Where There's Querer , by George Ayala, Jaime Cortez,and Patrick "Pato" Hebert
Religion/Spirituality, U.S. Latina/o Communities, and Sexuality Scholarship, by Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
Latina/o Sexualities in Motion, by Susana Peña
Latinas, Sex Work, and Trafficking in the United States, by Amalia L. Cabezas, Dolores Ortiz , and Sonia Valencia
Latina Lesbians, BiMujeres, and Trans Identities, by Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel
Latina/o Transpopulations, by Marcia Ochoa
Boundaries and Bisexuality, by Miguel Munoz-Laboy and Carmen Yon
Revisiting Activos and Pasivos, by Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Carlos Decena, Héctor Carrillo, and Tomás Almaguer
Retiring Behavioral Risk, Disease, and Deficit Models in Favor of Sexual Health Frameworks for Latino Gay Men and Other Men Who Enjoy Sex with Men, by George Ayala
Epilogue, by Carlos Decena

Editorial Reviews

"Two groundbreaking, indispensable guides for serious scholars of sexualities who wish to understand both the heterogeneous sexualities of African Americans and Latinos as well as how greater attention to race, ethnicity, class and culture provides important new directions for the field."