Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico

The Department of History congratulates Anne Rubenstein on the recent publication of her latest book. Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico is a volume of essays that Anne co-edited with Víctor Macías-González (History/Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse). It was published by the University of New Mexico Press in their Diálogos series on Latin America, 280 pp.

In Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico, historians and anthropologists explain how evolving notions of the meaning and practice of manhood have shaped Mexican history. In essays that range from Texas to Oaxaca and from the 1880s to the present, contributors write about file clerks and movie stars, wealthy world travelers and ordinary people whose adventures were confined to a bar in the middle of town. The Mexicans we meet in these essays lived out their identities through extraordinary events--committing terrible crimes, writing world-famous songs, and ruling the nation--but also in everyday activities like falling in love, raising families, getting dressed, and going to the movies. Thus, these essays in the history of masculinity connect the major topics of Mexican political history since 1880 to the history of daily life.

Anne has very kindly donated a copy of the book to the Department, and it is on the display shelves in the Chair's office.  Please drop by to take a look at your convenience.  It's already available as an e-book via York University library: https://www.library.yorku.ca/find/Record/3005618.

Many congratulations, Anne, on this very interesting new volume.