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Sexuality, Culture And Politics: A South American Reader

Although mature and vibrant, Latin American scholarship on sexuality still remains largely invisible to a global readership. In this collection of articles translated from Portuguese and Spanish, South American scholars explore the values, practices, knowledge, moralities and politics of sexuality in a variety of local contexts. 

While conventionally read as an intellectual legacy of Modernity, Latin American social thinking and research has in fact brought singular forms of engagement with, and new ways of looking at, political processes. Contributors to this reader have produced fresh and situated understandings of the relations between gender, sexuality, culture and society across the region. Topics in this volume include sexual politics and rights, sexual identities and communities, eroticism, pornography and sexual consumerism, sexual health and well-being, intersectional approaches to sexual cultures and behavior, sexual knowledge, and sexuality research methodologies in Latin America.

Table of Contents - Sexuality, Culture and Politics - A South American Reader 

Cover, Credits and Table of Contents 

I. OPENING INTERROGATIONS

1. The boundaries and conventions of sexual knowledge Adriana Piscitelli, Maria Filomena Gregori and Sérgio Carrara 
2. Researching sexual subjects Mario Pecheny 
3. Towards a democratic right to sexuality Roger Raupp Rios 
4. Sexuality and Social Science as seen from Brazil: a critical reading of conventions Luiz Fernando Dias Duarte 

II. SEXUAL POLITICS AND RIGHTS

5. On hues, tints and shades: subjects, connections and challenges in the Brazilian LGBT movement Regina Facchini and Isadora Lins França 
6. Constructing violence against homosexual: bringing activism and academia together in public policy Silvia Ramos and Sérgio Carrara 
7. Changing one"s legal name: the transsexual issue Elizabeth Zambrano 
8. Same sex marriage: ‘remote and strange peoples’ in a ‘decent society’ Miguel Vale de Almeida 
9. Same-sex marriage and the public sphere in Argentina Renata Hiller 
10. Civil partnership: the desire and the right to have children Anna Paula Uziel 

III. SEXUAL CULTURES AND BEHAVIOR

11. The sexual trajectories of young Brazilians: from initiation to the possibility of pregnancy Maria Luiza Heilborn and Cristiane S. Cabral 
12. Female preeminences and male absences in voluntary abortion Martha Celia Ramírez-Gálvez 
13. Paternity in youth trajectories: a contribution to the debate on “adolescent pregnancy”Cristiane S. Cabral 
14. Disclosure of adolescent pregnancy in middle-class families: tensions and dilemmasElaine Reis Brandão 
15. Abortion and life trajectories in four Latin American cities Maria Luiza Heilborn, Mónica PetracciMara Viveros and Susana Rostagnol 

IV. SEXUAL IDENTITIES AND COMMUNITIES

16. Male homosexuality and the life course: thinking about age and sexual identities Júlio Assis Simões 
17. Locaspeak: verbal interaction in the Argentine gay ambiente of the 1990s Horacio Sívori 
18. Queer belonging: women at bar in Rio de Janeiro Andrea Lacombe 
19. Saying “Nosotras:” Speech acts and collective lesbian identities in Colombia Camila Esguerra 
20. Body, gender, sexuality and subjectivity among male cross-dressersAnna Paula Vencato 
21. From official transexuality to transexualities Berenice Bento 

V. EROTICISM, PORNOGRAPHY AND SEXUAL MARKETS

22. Pleasure and danger: notes on feminism, sex shops and S/M Maria Filomena Gregori 
23. Death of a gigolo: the current borders of sexuality and transgression Claudia Fonseca 
24. Between Iracema Beach and the European Union: international sex tourism and women’s migration Adriana Piscitelli 
25. Scenes from an orgy: the effervescence of sex in porn María Elvira Díaz-Benítez 
26. Child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children, and pedophilia: different names, different problems? Laura Lowenkron 
27. Illegitimate Pleasures: “tesão,” eroticism and guilt in sex between clients and travestis in prostitution Larissa Pelúcio 
28. Sexual diversity in the erotic market: gender, interaction, and subjectivities in a suburban nightclub in Rio de Janeiro Leandro de Oliveira 

VI. CONNECTIONS

FAMILY AND SEXUALITY

29. Gender performativities, kinship performativities: notes on travestis and their families in Florianópolis Fernanda Cardozo 
30Family, sexuality and female aging Andréa Moraes Alves 

RACE, COLOR AND SEXUALITY

31. From social inequalities to cultural differences: gender, “race” and ethnicity in sexual and reproductive health in Colombia Mara Viveros Vigoya and Franklin Gil 
32. Homosexuality, skin color and religiosity: flirting among the “povo de santo” in Rio de Janeiro Laura Moutinho 

| SEXUALITY AND RELIGION

33. Homosexuality and Christianity Regina Soares Jurkewicz 
34. Threatening sexualities: religion and homophobia(s) in evangelical discourses Marcelo Natividade and Leandro de Oliveira 

| SEXUALITY AND MEDICINE

35Gender differences and the medicalization of sexuality in the diagnosis of sexual dysfunctions Fabíola Rohden 
36Histories, hysterias and hysterectomies: Medical discourses and imaginaries on female reproduction Patricia Tovar 
37. From deviance to disorder: the medicalization of sexuality in contemporary psychiatric classifications of disease Jane Araujo Russo 
38. Gerontology as a new science of sexuality and new configurations of the sexual life course Mauro Brigeiro 
39. BDSM from A to Z: consent as a tool against pathologization in BDSM internet guidelines Bruno Dallacort Zilli 
40Body fantasies Mariza Corrêa 

In 23/08/2013

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