Being a Man in a Transnational World: The Masculinity and by Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila

By Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila

This e-book explores the masculinity and sexuality of migration, reading the complicated procedures of turning into a guy and the options utilized by males to reconcile paradoxes and contradictions that co-exist among a number of masculinities and contradictory types of being a guy. Vasquez del Aguila bargains a few conceptual contributions, together with the suggestion of “masculine capital” that offers males with the mandatory “masculine” abilities and cultural competence to accomplish legitimacy and social popularity as males; an research of male friendship the place notions of unity and intimacy co-exist with these of mistrust, festival, and tool kinfolk; and 3 social representations of being a guy: the winner, the failed, and the great sufficient guy. by way of reading heterosexual in addition to homosexual masculinities, and incorporating race and sophistication family, this research exhibits the multiplicity and hierarchies of masculinities awarded inside a specific cultural context. via ethnographic study undertaken over greater than 4 years in manhattan and Lima, Peru, this publication additionally examines the position of the web 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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