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A Certain Gaiety of Heart

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Cellini was a great Renaissance artist. His autobiography shows a man with an exuberant style of life, whose attitude is pride, his manner virtu, and its project is the satisfaction of Cellini's ... More


Sexual Culture, Structure, and Change: A Transnational Framework for Studies of Latino/a Migration and HIV

Héctor Carrillo

in HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199764303
eISBN:
9780199950232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses current depictions in the behavioral science literature of the relationship between Latino/a migrants’ sexual cultures and HIV risk, and analyzes conceptual limitations that ... More


Girls on the Edge: Liminality

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter forms a hermeneutic of francophone films in which lesbian desire is a borderline case, situated on the edges of intelligibility. Before turning to Clare Whatling's ‘thrill of the ... More


Masculinity or Bust: Gender and Impairment in Russ Meyer’s

Murray K. Simpson

in Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190458997
eISBN:
9780190459024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458997.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Released in 1965, Russ Meyer’s film Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! centers on the violent and sexually predatory behavior of three go-go dancers in search of a hidden fortune on an isolated desert ... More


Men’s Work and Dirty Work

Jeffrey L. Kidder

in Urban Flow: Bike Messengers and the City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449925
eISBN:
9780801462917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449925.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines two competing sociological explanations for the messenger subculture: masculinity and dirty work. Bike messengering is, without a doubt, a masculine occupation. Not only is it a ... More


Manejame como un auto (Drive Me Like a Car)

Carolyn Merritt

in Tango Nuevo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042190
eISBN:
9780813043029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042190.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

To what extent is the growth of tango nuevo facilitating a more autonomous position for women within the dance? In this chapter, I examine the performance of sex and gender in Argentine tango. From ... More


Scarface (1983)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles De Palma's switch in genres following the poor box office performance of Blow Out (1981)—Scarface (1983). De Palma had considered that gangster films would be more ... More


The Performer: Populism and the Leader

Benjamin Moffitt

in The Global Rise of Populism: Performance, Political Style, and Representation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796132
eISBN:
9780804799331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796132.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter addresses the specific role of the populist leader as the key ‘performer’ of contemporary populism. It considers the centrality of leaders within populism, arguing that they should be ... More


Performing Mexicanidad II: Criminality and La Santa Muerte

Susana Vargas Cervantes

in The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter analyzes the notion of mexicanidad in terms of its underlying religious associations and their relation to official discourses on criminality. The construction of what constitutes a ... More


Conclusion

Susana Vargas Cervantes

in The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The book concludes by trying to answer the questions that guided its research: Who counts as a victim and how is a criminal constructed in Mexico in relation to official criminality discourses and ... More


Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Martha Santos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book offers a critical reinterpretation of male violence, patriarchy, and machismo in rural Latin America. It focuses on the lives of lower-class men and women, known as sertanejo/as, in the ... More


Pentecostal Latinas: Engendering Selves in Storefront Congregations

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reflects extensive ethnographic research in two Latino storefront churches, which are proximate to each other on Germantown Avenue, yet differ in theological and cultural ways. It ... More


Tests and Toughness JFK's False Start on the Proliferation Question, 1961–1962

Shane J. Maddock

in Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock.10
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explains why John F. Kennedy (JFK) placed a greater emphasis on controlling proliferation. It notes that the Soviets hoped to impede Chinese, as well as West German, access to the bomb, ... More


The Lost Gospel: “God Help Us to Be Men!”

Luis D. León

in Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283688
eISBN:
9780520959484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283688.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion covers the death of Chavez, arguing that he had come full circle symbolically and literally—he made the ultimate return. It unpacks his “lost gospel,” which centered the construction ... More


Cocky Athenian Men?

Ryan K. Balot

in Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982158
eISBN:
9780199355259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982158.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The traditional Greek culture represented courage as the cardinal virtue of men; the Greek word for courage was, literally, “manliness.” This chapter explores the relationship between courage and ... More


Putin the Sex Back in Politics: Gender Norms, Sexualization,and Political Legitimation in Russia

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter spotlights the Russian case, addressing the question: Why have we seen the use of gender norms and sexualization in Russian politics in the Putin era? The chapter reviews the Kremlin’s ... More


The Singing Charro in the Comedia Ranchera: Music, Machismo, and the Invention of a Tradition

Jacqueline Avila

in Cinesonidos: Film Music and National Identity During Mexico's Época de Oro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190671303
eISBN:
9780190671341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671303.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 explores the cultural construction of Mexico’s most visual and aural national signifier, the charro the horseman dressed in a short jacket and a wide-brimmed sombrero—in the popular musical ... More


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