Presented by the UIC Gender and Women’s Studies Program, and the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change
Sponsored by the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program
A closer look at masculinity and Latino cultures—both south and north of the US border—reveals young, educated Latino men who are going beyond machismo to a deeper understanding of women’s experiences and a commitment to ending gender oppression. This new Latino manhood is the subject of Beyond Machismo.
“What Gloria Anzaldúa’s canonical book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza did for Chicanas—provide a framework for understanding Chicana identities, politics, and epistemologies—Beyond Machismo will do for Latino males. This is a brilliant book.”
—Victor Rios, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
Aída Hurtado is a professor and Luis Leal Endowed Chair in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
This book talk is part of the Reimagining Masculinities Initiative at UIC, a collaboration between the six Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, and aims to create a campus that is inclusive for everyone. Therefore, we strive to cultivate, support, affirm, and create male allies and advocates because we realize that many are impacted by issues of masculinity and gender.