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Muy Macho: Latino Men Confront Their Manhood: Gonzalez, Ray (Editor)

Muy Macho: Latino Men Confront Their Manhood

Gonzalez, Ray (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0385478615 / ISBN 13: 9780385478618
Published by Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1996
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Paperback 9 1/8" tall. Autographed Copy gold sticker on front. P.O. name at top of half Title Page. Editor's signature on Title Page. Stated First Anchor Books Edition: June 1996. Chipping and curling to edges. Pages tanned. 16 essays on machismo and masculinity. Men's Studies/Hispanic American Men. Bookseller Inventory # 003927

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Title: Muy Macho: Latino Men Confront Their Manhood

Publisher: Anchor Books/Doubleday

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Editor

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the Homeboy to the Latin Lover, America cherishes a host of images about Latino men, yet all are based on the belief in macho men, virile and brash, full of violence and testosterone. With the gender correctness of the 90s challenging all men to embrace a new masculinity, how do Latino men of today--grounded in the "macho" tradition -- define this new identity?

From today's best-known, as well as emerging, Latino writers, poet and editor Ray Gonzalez has gathered personal essays written especially for Muy Macho on machismo and masculinity. The result is a rich and exciting collection of men talking about themselves, about other men, about their wives and lovers, about their fathers and their sons. In "Me Macho, You Jane," Dagoberto Gilb contrasts how he perceives himself with how others, particularly women, interpret his behavior, while in "Whores," Luis Alberto Urrea chronicles a rite of passage for many Latino men.  Most insightful and moving are essays like "The Puerto Rican Dummy and the Merciful Son" by poet Martin Espada, which portray the fragile love between fathers and sons and the process by which men learn from and teach each other how to be men.

Muy Macho contains photographs of all contributors, while Gonzalez illuminates the cultural context of Latino masculinity in his introduction. Emotionally honest and powerfully written, the voices of Muy Macho break the "cult of silence" between Latino men which prevents our culture from understanding the true nature of machismo.

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From Homeboy to Latin Lover, America entertains a host of images about Latino men, yet all are variations on the Macho Man, virile and brash, full of passion and testosterone. From today's best-known as well as emerging Latino writers, poet and editor Ray Gonzalez has gathered sixteen personal essays on machismo and masculinity written especially for Muy Macho. The result is a rich and exciting collection of men talking about themselves, about their wives and lovers, about the fragile love between fathers and sons, and about the process by which men learn from and teach each other how to be men. Emotionally honest and powerfully written, the voices of Muy Macho break the "cult of silence" among Latino men which prevents our understanding the true nature of machismo.

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