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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

From the murder of schoolgirls in a rural Amish community to the widespread rape of women in the Sudan to sexual predators on the Internet, this volume explores the persistent, pervasive phenomenon of gendered violence in the United States and around the world.

In the fully revised second edition of this path-breaking anthology, the editors bring together emerging scholarship from feminist, post-modern, and queer theory with classic articles and central authors in the fields of gender, sexuality and violence. This edition features a new comprehensive introduction, revised section introductions, and eighteen new selections, including original articles on sex trafficking, masculinity and terrorism, and community responses to gender violence. Other topics represented in this volume include sexual harassment and violence in schools and workplaces, child abuse, intimate partner violence, and pornography.

Innovative theoretical and empirical articles written by scholars from fields such as law, history, and the social sciences appear alongside solution-focused pieces developed by activists, academics, and poets committed to creating a non-violent world.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-277) and index.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814712900
Editor:
Balderston, Daniel
Editor:
Guy, Donna J.
Editor:
Guy, Donna J.
Editor:
Balderston, Daniel
Author:
Schiffman, Jessica
Author:
Balderston, Daniel
Author:
Edwards, Margie
Author:
Guy, Donna J.
Author:
O'Toole, Laura
Author:
Guy, Donna
Publisher:
New York University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Sex in literature
Subject:
Sex in motion pictures
Subject:
Sex -- Latin America.
Subject:
LATIN AMERICA_SOCIAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS
Subject:
LATIN AMERICA_SOCIAL CONDITIONS
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
104-631
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , From the murder of schoolgirls in a rural Amish community to the widespread rape of women in the Sudan to sexual predators on the Internet, this volume explores the persistent, pervasive phenomenon of gendered violence in the United States and around the world.

In the fully revised second edition of this path-breaking anthology, the editors bring together emerging scholarship from feminist, post-modern, and queer theory with classic articles and central authors in the fields of gender, sexuality and violence. This edition features a new comprehensive introduction, revised section introductions, and eighteen new selections, including original articles on sex trafficking, masculinity and terrorism, and community responses to gender violence. Other topics represented in this volume include sexual harassment and violence in schools and workplaces, child abuse, intimate partner violence, and pornography.

Innovative theoretical and empirical articles written by scholars from fields such as law, history, and the social sciences appear alongside solution-focused pieces developed by activists, academics, and poets committed to creating a non-violent world.

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