Modernity with limits: The narrative construction of intimacies, sex and social change in Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez’s Juventud en Éxtasis.

Nehring, Daniel (2009) Modernity with limits: The narrative construction of intimacies, sex and social change in Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez’s Juventud en Éxtasis. Sexualities, 12 (1). pp. 33-59. ISSN 1363-4607

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Abstract

In this article, I explore the narrative construction of sexualities and intimate relationships in the self-help novel Youth in Sexual Ecstasy by Mexican writer Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez. Self-help texts may be understood as being indicative of the reconstitution of the cultural logics of intimate life in relation to processes of modernization and globalization. The popular work of Cuauhtémoc Sánchez in particular points to respective cultural transformations and tensions emerging in Latin American contexts. The text is firmly embedded in the political project of reasserting a hegemonic construction of Mexican sexual identity based on the nation’s patriarchal Christian heritage in the face of social change and tendencies towards a pluralization of sexual understandings and practices.

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Research Areas:School of Law > Law
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Deposited On:11 May 2010 11:11
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