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- DescriptionOn November 17, 1901, Mexico City police raided a private party and arrested 41 men, half of whom were dressed as women. Clandestine transvestite balls were t unheard of at this time, and a raid would t rmally gain national attention. However, Mexican cultural trends in literature, art, the sciences, and in journalism were inciting an atmosphere of sexual curiosity that was in search of the right turn of events to ignite a discursive explosion and focus interest on what was t a new phemen, but what was about to become a new concept: homosexuality. The editors treat the nefarious ball as a cultural event in itself and have assembled pictures, including the famous engravings by Posada, and have translated part of an historical vel about the event. At the same time, they uncover the underworld in Mexico City with essays on prison conditions, crimilogy, mental health discourse, and working class masculinities to create a rare and comprehensive slice of Mexican history at the turn of the century.
- Author BiographyRobert McKee Irwin is Chair of the Graduate Group in Cultural Studies and Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of California, Davis, USA.
- PublisherPalgrave USA
- Date of Publication25/03/2003
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Series TitleNew Directions in Latino American Cultures
- Place of PublicationGordonsville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebiography
- Weight492 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byEdward J. McCaughan,Michelle Nasser,Robert McKee Irwin
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