In Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico, historians and
anthropologists explain how evolving notions of the meaning and
practice of manhood have shaped Mexican history. 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. 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. Thus,
these essays in the history of masculinity connect the major topics
of Mexican political history since 1880 to the history of daily
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