By analyzing heterosexual as well as gay masculinities, and incorporating race and class relations, this study shows the multiplicity and hierarchies of masculinities presented within a particular cultural context. In essays that range from Texas to Oaxaca and from the 1880s to the present, contributors write about file clerks and movie stars, wealthy world travelers and ordinary people whose adventures were confined to a bar in the middle of town. In particular, his analyses of Mexican cinematic icons Pedro Infante and Gael García Bernal and of Arturo Ripstein's cult film El lugar sin límites illuminate cinema's role in fostering distinct figurations of masculinity, queer spectatorship, and gay male representations. Click Download or Read Online button to get masculinity and sexuality in modern mexico book now. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state.
In this context, the violent man is available as a representation for which an actual referent is always hidden from the public eye by creating scapegoats or disseminating elusive arguments. With close musicological focus and in-depth cultural analysis riding alongside the biographical narrative, Agustin Lara: A Cultural Biography is a welcome read to aficionados and performers of Latin American musics, as well as a valuable addition to the study of modern Mexican music and Latin American popular culture as a whole. For decades the border has been constructed as a topographic metaphor for all forms of illegality, in which an ineffable link between space and violence is somehow assumed. It analyses literature, visual art and cinema produced from the 1870s to the present, focusing on the Porfirian regime, the Post-revolutionary era, the decadence of the revolutionary state and the emergence of the neo-liberal order in the 1980s. Friendship, by contrast, is conceived as particular and intimate, relating to equality and fraternity. Involving well-known artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well as some less well known, including Tina Modotti, Leopoldo Mendez, and Aurora Reyes, politicians began to appropriate the artists' nationalistic visual images as weapons in a national propaganda war.
Domínguez-Ruvalcaba, however, marks the Mexican Revolution as a critical turning point in a public discourse of queer sexuality and gender. Or ought it to be promoted as a vital moral constraint on power and the consuming egotism of rulers Plutarch and others? Domínguez-Ruvalcaba, on the other hand, avoids such sweepingly reductive diagnoses of Mexicanidad through an investigation of masculinity as a potential site of resistance to hegemonic constructions of gender, sexuality, and national identity. As in the sensualization of the male body through nudism we studied in chapter 2, in the representation of the dressed male with nonvirile clothing, we can observe that the limits of the national are readable in the representation of men. The Mexicans we meet in these essays lived out their identities through extraordinary events--committing terrible crimes, writing world-famous songs, and ruling the nation--but also in everyday activities like falling in love, raising families, getting dressed, and going to the movies. Aging experience and its impact upon male sexuality and identity.
This is a timely contribution that will be valuable in both undergraduate and graduate courses. But the government, Smith shows, also had reason to accommodate artists, and a surprising and volatile interdependence grew between the artists and the politicians. Lara's career as a media celebrity as well as musician provides an excellent window on Mexican society in the mid-twentieth century and on popular culture in Latin America. Contents: Sense of sensuality -- The perturbing dress : transvestism in visual arts -- Intimacy in the War : the revolutionary desire -- The sentimental men : educating machos in Mexican cinema -- Building on the negative : the diagnosis of the nation -- Inferiority and rancor : the fearful Mestizo -- Mayate : the queerest queer -- The invisible man : masculinity and violence. It also examines the role that the media have played in this process, as well as the legal initiatives that might address this pressing social problem. Both Paz and Ramos, in their examinations of the Mexican national character, tend to pathologize Mexicanidad, or Mexican-ness.
Contributors to this volume propose that the study of gender-motivated violence requires interpretive and analytical strategies that draw on methods reaching across the divide between the social sciences and the humanities. He locates the Mexican Revolution as a pivotal historical moment in the consolidation of a masculine Mexican identity not only because of the promotion of a heroic, virile, violent masculinity but also because of the proliferation of resistant masculinities that such hegemonic representations of masculinity engendered. The contributors seek to answer these questions, directly and indirectly, by supplying: analyses of the concept critical reconstructions of some crucial modern accounts Kierkegaard, Arendt and Schmitt concrete accounts of the actual play of friendship both within and between states. The E-mail message field is required. He makes the compelling assertion that the representation of masculinity as sensuality is a way of normalizing the coloniality of power, and a medium for transforming being into performance.
Ancient Greek and Roman thought tended to bring the two together, locating friendship as the moral foundation of the political. Divided into four parts it covers: Historical epistemology of aging, bodies and masculinity and the way in which the social sciences have theorised the aging body and gender. In: Modernity and the Nation in Mexican Representations of Masculinity. This examination considers the changing attitudes to friendship since antiquity. But that is not a new perception. The essays in Modernist Group Dynamics: The Poetics and Politics of Friendship pursue this new direction in modernist scholarship, exploring the ways artists and intellectuals worked in concert and in conflict.
Strong, James Swindal, and Bernhard Taureck. Author by : Jocelyn H. And yet few studies have been devoted to one of its most disturbing manifestations: gender violence. By studying specific works of drama and film that deal with this topic, I identify the relationship between the global order and misogyny as reflected by the feminicides that have occurred since 1993 in Ciudad Juárez, a city located across the U. The analysis includes literature, visual art, and cinema produced from the 1870s to the present, focusing on the Porfirian regime, the Post-revolutionary era, and the decadence of the revolutionary state and the emergence of the neo-liberal order in the 1980s to the present. Category: Political Science Author : Babette E. He problematizes traditional notions of Mexican masculinity and machismo by showing how circuits of power and desire operate to consolidate notions of violence, virility, and national health as well as a sense of imperviousness to threats of colonial and social domination.
ÐMexico border is frequently presented by contemporary media as a violent and dangerous place. This book looks at representations of the male body, sexuality, and power in Mexican literature and the arts. This work opens a new era in the study of Mexican visual arts in relation to the formation and deformation of masculinity through male transvestism from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Wood also delves into Lara's music itself, bringing to light how the composer's work unites a number of important currents in Latin music of his day, particularly the bolero. I will emphasize the relationship between transvestism and national identity from two perspectives: one, the exclusionary view that condemns effeminacy considering it an antinational mark, an ideological enemy, and a symptom of decadence; and the other, the recognition of the transvestite as an instrument of criticism of social prejudices and as a exploder which destabilizes identities. Babich, Karin Bauer, Howard Caygill, Rebecca Comay, Fred Dallmayr, Josef Früchtl, Jürgen Habermas, Dominique Janicaud, Alexander Nehamas, David Owen, Max Pensky, Holger Schmid, Tracy B.
Making visible the concealed is a task that the study of gender representation and globalization attempts to perform. The principal objective of this magnificent work is to explain clearly and insightfully how male body representations evolve and deconstruct themselves throughout the period from the 1870s to the present in Mexico, and to demonstrate their relationship to nationhood and Mexican modernity. Through ethnographic research undertaken over more than four years in New York and Lima, Peru, this book also examines the role of the Internet and transnational romances and the ways in which migration can create new opportunities for male sexual intimacy, while for others, it creates loneliness and isolation. He makes the compelling assertion that the representation of masculinity as sensuality is a way of normalizing the coloniality of power, and a medium for transforming being into performance. This important volume features contributions by Babette E.