Machos, Mistresses, Madonnas: Contesting the Power of Latin American Gender Imagery

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Challenging the stereotypical images of the dominating male and the subservient woman, Machos, Mistresses, Madonnas addresses the variety of representations of gender in Latin American culture. Ranging across homosexuality, prostitution, football, politics and ethnic relations, this fascinating study analyzes the many potent images of gender, from Maradona, the child trickster of Argentinian football, to La Malinche, mistress of a conquistador and traitor to her nation. Based on social anthropological fieldwork, the ...

Machos, Mistresses, Madonnas: Contesting the Power of Latin American Gender Imagery 1996, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781859841600

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