Machismo and the construction of immigrant latin American masculinities

Crossley, Paul and Pease, Bob 2009, Machismo and the construction of immigrant latin American masculinities. In Donaldson, Mike, Hibbins, Raymond, Howson, Richard and Pease, Bob (ed), Migrant men critical studies of masculinities and the migration experience, Routledge, New York, N.Y., pp.115-134.

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Title Machismo and the construction of immigrant latin American masculinities
Author(s) Crossley, Paul
Pease, BobORCID iD for Pease, Bob
Title of book Migrant men critical studies of masculinities and the migration experience
Editor(s) Donaldson, Mike
Hibbins, Raymond
Howson, Richard
Pease, Bob
Publication date 2009
Series Routledge Research in Gender and Society
Chapter number 7
Total chapters 12
Start page 115
End page 134
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Summary While a growing number of North American authors have researched Latin American men and masculinities within Latin America as well as the experiences of Latin American men migrating to the United States, there has been little research on the specific issues facing Latin American men in Australia. In this chapter we explore the experiences in Australia of a variety of male migrants from Latin America through three key elements which emerged through our research: the importance of men as 'providers' for the family and the place in men's sense of self; the changing nature of men's and women's roles and statuses in Australian society and their difference from Latin America; and the shifting nature of what constitutes 'home' and a sense of belonging for Latin American men. In addressing the issues that the men face, we also examine the nature of the discourses on machismo and the almost fetishised nature of its oversimplified usage in relation to Latin American men generally and in defining their identities in Australia.
ISBN 9780415994859
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
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