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Hombres y machos [electronic resource] : masculinity and Latino culture / Alfredo Mirand�e.

By: Mirand�e, Alfredo.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (xi, 195 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9781429493321 (electronic bk.); 1429493321 (electronic bk.); 1282788876; 9781282788879.Other title: Masculinity and Latino culture.Subject(s): Hispanic American men -- Psychology | Hispanic American men -- Social life and customs | Masculinity -- United States | Machismo -- United States | Sex role -- United States | Hispanoamericanos -- Vida social y costumbres | Masculinidad (Psicolog�ia) -- EE. UU | Machismo -- EE. UU | Hombres -- Psicolog�ia -- EE. UU | Sexos, Papel de los -- EE. UU | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies | Mannelijkheid | Macho | M�annlichkeitskult | LateinamerikaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hombres y machos.DDC classification: 305.38/86073 Other classification: 71.32 | MS 2850 | MS 2950 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Latino Men and Masculinity: An Overview. The Parable of Amy and Jake. The Parable of Economic Man and Literary Woman. The Parable of the Reasonable Man and the Mexican. The Bem Sex Role Inventory. Research on Machismo and Mexican/Latino Masculinity. "Insiders" and "Outsiders": Issues in Studying Latino Men. Fieldwork: Bias, Neutrality, and Detachment -- 2. Genesis of Mexican Masculinity. Alternative Explanations of Hypermasculinity. Indian and Spanish Images of Men: A Comparison and Critique. Nepantla and the Concept of Ecosis -- 3. "Macho": Contemporary Conceptions. Mi Noche Triste. "Macho": An Overview. Findings: Conceptions of Macho. Regional and Socioeconomic Differences in Conceptions of Macho. Regional and Socioeconomic Differences in "How Machos Act" Conclusion -- 4. Masculinity: Traditional and Emergent Views. A Declaration of War. The Bem Sex Role Inventory and Latino Masculinity. An Alternative Measure: The Mirande Sex Role Inventory.
Summary: 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 many common myths and misconceptions. Examining how Latino men view themselves, Alfredo Mirand�e argues that prevailing conceptions of men, masculinity, and gender are inadequate because they are based not on universal norms but on limited and culturally specific conceptions. Findings are presented from in-depth personal interviews with Latino men (specifically, fathers with at least one child between the ages of four and eighteen living at home) from four geographical regions and from a broad cross-section of the Latino population: working and middle class, foreign-born and native-born. Topics range from views on machos and machismo to beliefs regarding masculinity and fatherhood. In addition to reporting research findings and placing them within a historical context, Mirand�e draws important insights from his own life. Hombres y Machos calls for the development of Chicano/Latino men's studies and will be a significant and provocative addition to the growing literature on gender, masculinity, and race. It will appeal to the general reader and is bound to be an important supplementary text for courses in ethnic studies, women's studies, men's studies, family studies, sociology, psychology, social work, and law.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-163) and index.

1. Latino Men and Masculinity: An Overview. The Parable of Amy and Jake. The Parable of Economic Man and Literary Woman. The Parable of the Reasonable Man and the Mexican. The Bem Sex Role Inventory. Research on Machismo and Mexican/Latino Masculinity. "Insiders" and "Outsiders": Issues in Studying Latino Men. Fieldwork: Bias, Neutrality, and Detachment -- 2. Genesis of Mexican Masculinity. Alternative Explanations of Hypermasculinity. Indian and Spanish Images of Men: A Comparison and Critique. Nepantla and the Concept of Ecosis -- 3. "Macho": Contemporary Conceptions. Mi Noche Triste. "Macho": An Overview. Findings: Conceptions of Macho. Regional and Socioeconomic Differences in Conceptions of Macho. Regional and Socioeconomic Differences in "How Machos Act" Conclusion -- 4. Masculinity: Traditional and Emergent Views. A Declaration of War. The Bem Sex Role Inventory and Latino Masculinity. An Alternative Measure: The Mirande Sex Role Inventory.

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 many common myths and misconceptions. Examining how Latino men view themselves, Alfredo Mirand�e argues that prevailing conceptions of men, masculinity, and gender are inadequate because they are based not on universal norms but on limited and culturally specific conceptions. Findings are presented from in-depth personal interviews with Latino men (specifically, fathers with at least one child between the ages of four and eighteen living at home) from four geographical regions and from a broad cross-section of the Latino population: working and middle class, foreign-born and native-born. Topics range from views on machos and machismo to beliefs regarding masculinity and fatherhood. In addition to reporting research findings and placing them within a historical context, Mirand�e draws important insights from his own life. Hombres y Machos calls for the development of Chicano/Latino men's studies and will be a significant and provocative addition to the growing literature on gender, masculinity, and race. It will appeal to the general reader and is bound to be an important supplementary text for courses in ethnic studies, women's studies, men's studies, family studies, sociology, psychology, social work, and law.

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