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INDEX

Acknowledgements

Introduction

I.

Theory on “machismo”

 

Honorable machos

 

Sexist machos

 

Machos always

 

Many machos, emotional machos

 

Do men tell the truth?

 

What has this got to do with sex?

 

Is it true that Latin men are no longer “machistas”?

II.

Methodology

III.

The place of the mushroom dwellings

IV.

The rolling bubble of glass and steel

V.

The long wait from morning to night

 

The truck yards

 

Paso Canoas

VI.

Sexual discourses

 

The Christian discourse

 

The romantic discourse

 

The erotic discourse

 

The feminist discourse

 

The scientific discourse

 

The gender (“machista”) discourse

VII.

Sexual culture and truckers

 

Interpretation problems

 

Contradictions

 

Resistances

 

Compartmentalization

 

The bedroom versus the road

 

Escape from Culture

VIII.

Bullying or the cult of size

 

Size matters

 

Admiration

 

The prerogatives of size

 

Does size confer greater respect?

IX.

Hyper-sexuality

 

Infidelity

 

Married adventurers and the “second front”

 

Occasional partners

X.

Obscenity and intoxication

XI.

Venereal diseases

 

Condoms

 

Prevention and masculinity

XII.

Prostitutes

 

The sex of money

 

The official excuse

 

Pick-up points

 

From prostitutes to friends

 

Who are the whores?

 

Determinants of unsafe sexual practice

 

The complexity of the problem

XIII.

Prostitutes or feminists?

 

Prostitution and compartmentalization

 

The discreet charm of the wanderer

 

Typical or not?

XIV.

Homosexual relations

 

A tale of two cities

 

Homophobia

 

The worst times

 

The best times

 

Homosexual practice

 

History of Sodom

Epilogue

Bibliography

Annexes