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Hombres Y Machos: Masculinity And Latino Culture

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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 man ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 2nd 1997 by Westview Press (first published January 1st 1997)
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Mirande reports on his sociological study about what it means to be "macho" and what it means to be "a real man" for a sample of Mexican men living in California and Texas. He concludes that masculinity is NOT a universal trait and that the concept of masculinity varies by context. So, his point is that there are, in fact, MANY masculinities in any given culture -- in this case, Latino culture. He also explores the various positive and negative perceptions of "macho".

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