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The Bear and His Sons: Masculinity in Spanish and Mexican Folktales

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All the world over, people tell stories to express their deepest feelings about such things as what makes a real man or woman; what true love, courage, or any other virtue is; what the proper relationships are between people. Often groups of people widely separated by space or time will tell the same basic story, but with differences in the details that reveal much about a particular group's worldview.

This book looks at differences in the telling of several common Hispanic folktales. James Taggart contrasts how two men--a Spaniard and an Aztec-speaking Mexican--tell such tales as The Bear's Son. He explores how their stories present different ways of being a man in their respective cultures.

Taggart's analysis contributes to a revision of Freud's theory of gender, which was heavily grounded in biological determinism. Taggart focuses instead on how fathers reproduce different forms of masculinity in their sons. In particular, he shows how fathers who care for their infant sons teach them a relational masculinity based on a connected view of human relationships. Thus, The Bear and His Sons will be important reading not only in anthropology and folklore, but also in the growing field of men's studies.

Synopsis:

James Taggart contrasts how two men--a Spaniard and an Aztec-speaking Mexican--tell such tales as The Bear's Son. He explores how their stories present different ways of being a man in their respective cultures. He also focuses on how fathers reproduce different forms of masculinity in their sons, showing how fathers who care for their infant sons teach them a relational masculinity based on a connected view of human relationships.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [322]-334) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292781450
Author:
Taggart, James M.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Sculptors
Subject:
Tales, mexican
Subject:
Mexicans
Subject:
Tales, spanish
Subject:
Nahuas
Subject:
Masculinity
Subject:
Machismo
Subject:
Communication in folklore.
Subject:
Communication in folklore -- Mexico.
Subject:
Tales -- Mexico.
Subject:
Tales -- Spain.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Univ of Texas P
Series Volume:
246
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
9.19x5.56x.82 in. 1.01 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , James Taggart contrasts how two men--a Spaniard and an Aztec-speaking Mexican--tell such tales as The Bear's Son. He explores how their stories present different ways of being a man in their respective cultures. He also focuses on how fathers reproduce different forms of masculinity in their sons, showing how fathers who care for their infant sons teach them a relational masculinity based on a connected view of human relationships.
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