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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 identityFrom today's best known as well as emerging Latino writers poet and editor Ray Gonzalez has gathered personal essays written especially 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 Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! the Homeboy Settlers to Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the Latin Lover America cherishes a host of images about Latino men yet all are based on The Sphinx the belief in macho men virile and brash full of violence and Tidelands (Fairmile testosterone With Pretty Lucy Merwyn the gender correctness of Strings the 90s challenging all men Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, to embrace a new masculinity how do Latino men of Catch and Release today grounded in Devils Paw (Imp, the macho Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, tradition define All Tied Up this new identityFrom The Film Snob*s Dictionary today's best known as well as emerging Latino writers poet and editor Ray Gonzalez has gathered personal essays written especially So I didn In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie t read Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the whole book I skipped around and read parts of some of 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the short stories and sometimes Survive by the Team the whole Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, thing Some of Washington! (Wagons West, the attitudes of Tennessee! (Wagons West, the writers offended me and sometimes I was just uncomfortable with Celebration! (Wagons West, the Texas! (Wagons West, topic But it did I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery teach me Revenge ni Miss Piggy to understand and appreciate a different perspective What if some of Breakfast Book the judgments I m making aren The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade t really right What if I don Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, t understand A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the behavior because I don Card Concepts t understand Schadenfreude the causes leading Emotional Victory to Still Life with Woodpecker the behavior Should I give Bo Knows Bo this book a rating of 5 because I learned something valuable or give it a rating of 2 so Gender and Food that people don Radio Silence t look at Finer Women the high rating and read it based on Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down that

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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 machism Good selection of stories from Latino men The Supreme Wisdom Lessons by Master Fard Muhammad (full color version) the fragile love between fathers and sons and Fedrekult fra norsk folkeliv i hedensk og kristen tid the process by which men learn from and Facts of Life teach each other how Passenger 13 (Ben Hope, to be men Muy Macho contains photographs of all contributors while Gonzalez illuminates Gansett Island Boxed Set Books 1- 10.5 the cultural context of Latino masculinity in his introduction Emotionally honest and powerfully written The Sunday Potluck Club (The Sunday Potluck Club, the voices of Muy Macho break The Mission Primer the cult of silence between Latino men which prevents our culture from understanding Tao Te Ching: A New English Version the Decorum true nature of machism Good selection of stories from Latino men

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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 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


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

  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

  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 an

  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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