By Alfredo Mirandé
After seeing a video of a muxe vela, or pageant, sociologist Alfredo Mirandé used to be intrigued via the contradiction among Mexico’s patriarchal recognition and its hot attractiveness of los muxes. trying to get prior conventional Mexican masculinity, he offers us with Behind the Mask, which mixes old research, ethnographic box learn, and interviews performed with los muxes of Juchitán over a interval of 7 years. Mirandé saw group occasions, attended muxe velas, and interviewed either muxes and different Juchitán citizens. Prefaced by means of an summary of the learn tools and pattern, the publication demanding situations the ideology of a male-dominated Mexican society pushed by means of the cult of machismo, that includes photographs along 4 appendixes.
Delving into many elements in their lives and tradition, the writer discusses how the muxes are perceived by way of others, how the muxes understand themselves, and the reputation of a 3rd gender prestige between numerous North American indigenous teams. Mirandé compares conventional Mexicano/Latino conceptions of gender and sexuality to trendy or Western item selection configurations. He concludes by means of providing a brand new hybrid version for rethinking those possible contradictory and conflicting gender systems.
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Behind the Mask: Gender Hybridity in a Zapotec Community by Alfredo Mirandé