The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.
Chapter 7: Masculinities in Latin America
Masculinities in Latin America
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 ...