Cultural models of intimate life in contemporary urban Mexico: a review of self-help texts.

Nehring, Daniel (2009) Cultural models of intimate life in contemporary urban Mexico: a review of self-help texts. Delaware Journal of Latin American Studies, 10 (2). ISSN 1536-1837

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Abstract

This paper examines cultural representations of intimacy and social change in four Mexican self-help books. They portray in an emblematic manner current cultural debates and tensions in Mexican society regarding the social organisation of couple relationships and sexuality. Their narratives are characterised by an ambiguous position between the assertion of patriarchal cultural models and the acknowledgement of trends towards alternative, egalitarian and love-based relationship forms. I use the analysis of these texts to bring to the fore central patterns, tensions, and conflicts that are characteristic of the cultural dynamics of gender relations and intimate life in contemporary Mexico.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 5457
Notes on copyright: "The Delaware Review of Latin American Studies (DeRLAS) is happy to grant permission for the postprint version of article "Cultural Models of Intimate Life in Contemporary Urban Mexico: A Review of Self-Help Texts" by Daniel Nehring published in Vol 10 No 2 (December 2009) issue to be deposited to the Middlesex University Institutional Repository."
Depositing User: Dr. Daniel Nehring
Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 10:50
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 12:09
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/5457

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