By Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila
This ebook explores the masculinity and sexuality of migration, examining the advanced methods of changing into a guy and the suggestions utilized by males to reconcile paradoxes and contradictions that co-exist among a number of masculinities and contradictory versions of being a guy. Vasquez del Aguila deals a couple of conceptual contributions, together with the proposal of “masculine capital” that offers males with the mandatory “masculine” abilities and cultural competence to accomplish legitimacy and social reputation as males; an research of male friendship the place notions of cohesion and intimacy co-exist with these of mistrust, pageant, and tool family; and 3 social representations of being a guy: the winner, the failed, and the great adequate guy. via studying heterosexual in addition to homosexual masculinities, and incorporating race and sophistication relatives, this learn indicates the multiplicity and hierarchies of masculinities offered inside of a selected cultural context. via ethnographic learn undertaken over greater than 4 years in manhattan and Lima, Peru, this publication additionally examines the function of the net and transnational romances and the ways that migration can create new possibilities for male sexual intimacy, whereas for others, it creates loneliness and isolation.
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Being a Man in a Transnational World: The Masculinity and Sexuality of Migration (Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality) by Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila