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Matthew C. Gutmann & Mara Viveros Vigoya

In: Handbook of Studies on Men & Masculinities

Chapter 7: Masculinities in Latin America

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Masculinities in Latin America
Masculinities in latin America
MatthewC. Gutmann, Mara ViverosVigoya

The embryonic study of men and masculinities in Latin America has already made rich theoretical and empirical contributions to the field as a whole. Covering an area of several hundred million men and women within some two dozen countries and well over 100 language groups, scholarly research in the 1980s and 1990s on hombres and homens in the region emerged as a crucial component of gender studies as a whole.1

One of the outstanding features of scholarship on men and masculinities in Latin America stems from the fact that the field was initiated and developed by feminist women as an outgrowth of their previous work in the 1970s on women's oppression and feminist movements. Men's studies ...

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