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Merciful Son by poet Martin Espada which portray the fragile love between fathers and sons and the process by which men learn from and teach each other how to be men Muy Macho contains photographs of all contributors while Gonzalez illuminates the cultural context of Latino masculinity in his introduction Emotionally honest and powerfully written the voices of Muy Macho break the cult of silence between Latino men which prevents our culture from understanding the true nature of machis happy I read this collection gained insight and perspective from well worded men

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Y for Muy Macho on machismo and masculinity The result is a rich and exciting collection of men talking about themselves about other men about their wives and lovers about their fathers and their sons In Me Macho You Jane Dagoberto Gilb contrasts how he perceives himself with how others particularly women interpret his behavior while in Whores Luis Alberto Urrea chronicles a rite of passage for many Latino men  Most insightful and moving are essays like The Puerto Rican Dummy and the Excellent essays of gay Latino's coming to terms with their sexuality masculinity and fathers

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From the Homeboy to the Latin Lover America cherishes a host of images about Latino men yet all are based on the belief in macho men virile and brash full of violence and testosterone With the gender correctness of the 90s challenging all men to embrace a new masculinity how do Latino men of today grounded in the macho tradition define this new identity?From today's best known as well as emerging Latino writers poet and editor Ray Gonzalez has gathered personal essays written especiall So I didn't read the whole book I skipped around and read parts of some of the short stories and sometimes the whole thing Some of the attitudes of the writers offended me and sometimes I was just uncomfortable with the topic But it did teach me to understand and appreciate a different perspective What if some of the judgments I'm making aren't really right? What if I don't understand the behavior because I don't understand the causes leading to the behavior Should I give this book a rating of 5 because I learned something valuable or give it a rating of 2 so that people don't look at the high rating and read it based on that?

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Muy Macho Latino men confront their manhood
  • Ray Gonzalez
  • English
  • 03 June 2017
  • 9780385478618

About the Author: Ray Gonzalez

The Latino men confront their PDF/EPUB or work of Latino men Kindle × award winning poet and editor Ray Gonzalez is inextricably linked to his Mexican ancestry and his American southwestern upbringing Born and raised in El Paso Texas Gonzalez has employed Chicano imagery in his poetry oftentimes alluding to America's indigenous past and particularly to the southwestern desert cultures Gonzalez has published several collections of his poetry and has.



9 thoughts on “Muy Macho Latino men confront their manhood

  1. says:

    Disclaimer some of these essays are better than others I found this book to be a good collection of different perspectives on what it means to be manly The word macho evokes stereotypes about Hispanic caricatured men These essays explore the complexities of the concept macho Some of the ideas expressed are positive some are negative Second disclaimer some of these essays are very sexual especially the essay on the phallus Overall it helped me to challenge and expand my concept of what macho means Which is to say it achieved my objective for reading it

  2. says:

    So I didn't read the whole book I skipped around and read parts of some of the short stories and sometimes the whole thing Some of the attitudes of the writers offended me and sometimes I was just uncomfortable with the topic But it did teach me to understand and appreciate a different perspective What if some of the judgments I'm making aren't really right? What if I don't understand the behavior because I don't understand the causes leading to the behavior Should I give this book a rating of 5 because I learned something valuable or give it a rating of 2 so that people don't look at the high rating and read it based on that?

  3. says:

    It helps that all the contributors are good writers and the topic is personal for them and interesting for me This book is one of the ones I want to talk about with everyone I know Even though it leaves me unable to answer the subseuent uestion of so what is machismo other than to say it's different for everyone And that's why it's an important collection to challenge an Anglo imposed stereotype

  4. says:

    This is an anthology and the writers are excellent I'd like to reread this book in order to write a better review of each author As with all anthologies some chapters were eye opening others were muddled

  5. says:

    this book seems very interesting and was recommended to me by a friend of mine who read it he liked it a lot and said i would too we shall see

  6. says:

    Excellent essays of gay Latino's coming to terms with their sexuality masculinity and fathers

  7. says:

    happy I read this collection gained insight and perspective from well worded men

  8. says:

    Good selection of stories from Latino men

  9. says:

    Not an easy read the trials and tribulations of these particular men growing up will stay with you a long time

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