The contributors look at Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, and the United States. They bring to bear a number of disciplines--anthropology, history, literature, public health, and sociology--and a variety of methodologies including ethnography, literary criticism, and statistical analysis. Whether analyzing rape legislation in Argentina, the unique space for candid discussions of masculinity created in an Alcoholics Anonymous group in Mexico, the role of shame in shaping Chicana and Chicano identities and gender relations, or homosexuality in Brazil, Changing Men and Masculinities highlights the complex distinctions between normative conceptions of masculinity in Latin America and the actual experiences and thoughts of particular men and women.
Contributors. Xavier Andrade, Daniel Balderston, Peter Beattie, Stanley Brandes, H ctor Carrillo, Miguel D az Barriga, Agust n Escobar, Francisco Ferr ndiz, Claudia Fonseca, Norma Fuller, Matthew C. Gutmann, Donna Guy, Florencia Mallon, Jos Olavarr a, Richard Parker, Mara Viveros.