ISBN-10:
0814712908
ISBN-13:
9780814712900
Pub. Date:
02/01/1997
Publisher:
New York University Press
Sex and Sexuality in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Reader / Edition 1

Sex and Sexuality in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

Despite the explosion of critical writing on gender and sexuality, relatively little work has focused on Latin America. Sex and Sexuality in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Readerfills in this gap. Daniel Balderston and Donna J. Guy assert that the study of sexuality in Latin America requires a break with the dominant Anglo-European model of gender. To this end, the essays in the collection focus on the uncertain and contingent nature of sexual identity.
Organized around three central themes—control and repression; the politics and culture of resistance; and sexual transgression as affirmation of marginalized identities—this intriguing collection will challenge and inform conceptions of Latin American gender and sexuality. Covering topics ranging from transvestism to the world of tango, and countries as diverse as Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, this volume takes an accessible, dynamic, and interdisciplinary approach to a highly theoretical topic.
"Opens up new conceptual horizons for exploring gender and sexuality. . . . In stimulating readers to think 'outside the box' of established academic notions of sexuality and gender, Sex and Sexuality in Latin America illustrates the sometimes mind-boggling mission of iconoclastic scholarship. The well-written essays are thought-provoking analyses on the cutting edge of gender scholarship."
—Latin American Research Review, vol. 36, no. 3, 2001

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ISBN-13: 9780814712900
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 02/01/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Chair of the Latin American Studies Association Task Force on Gay and Lesbian Issues,

Daniel Balderston is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University. President of the Congress on Latin American History,
Donna J. Guy is Professor of History at the University of Arizona, and author of Sex and

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"Opens up new conceptual horizons for exploring gender and sexuality. . . . In stimulating readers to think 'outside the box' of established academic notions of sexuality and gender, Sex and Sexuality in Latin America illustrates the sometimes mind-boggling mission of iconoclastic scholarship. The well-written essays are thought-provoking analyses on the cutting edge of gender scholarship."

-Latin American Research Review, vol. 36, no. 3, 2001

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