We have erronous assumptions of what Latin sexuality is all about and this is one of the major works on how Latinos are brought to have the particular ideas about sexuality that they have. Schifter analyses how Latin gender is a threat to human rights and how young people use gender to develop their ethical guidelines. The author develops Foucault´s ideas about sexual discourses and shows us how six major sexual discourses, their tenets, contradictions and resistances are the basis of Latin American sexual culture.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author has a PhD in History from Columbia University, New York. He has written more than 20 books on US relations with Central America, the Jewish Community in the region, and on sexual minorities. Many of these books have been published in the States. Among these are Lila's House, A Study on Male Prostitution in Latin America, The Sexual Construction of Latino Youth, Macho Love. A Study of Sex in Prison and many others. The author currently works at UPEACE, teaching courses on Gender and Genocide.