By Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila
This ebook explores the masculinity and sexuality of migration, studying 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 types of being a guy. Vasquez del Aguila deals a couple of conceptual contributions, together with the concept of “masculine capital” that offers males with the required “masculine” talents and cultural competence to accomplish legitimacy and social attractiveness as males; an research of male friendship the place notions of team spirit and intimacy co-exist with these of mistrust, festival, and gear relatives; and 3 social representations of being a guy: the winner, the failed, and the great sufficient guy. through interpreting heterosexual in addition to homosexual masculinities, and incorporating race and sophistication kin, this examine exhibits the multiplicity and hierarchies of masculinities provided inside of a specific cultural context. via ethnographic learn undertaken over greater than 4 years in long island and Lima, Peru, this booklet additionally examines the position 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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