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The Sexual Construction of Latino Youth: Implications for the Spread of HIV/AIDS :  Implications for the Spread of HIV/AIDS - Johnny Madrigal

The Sexual Construction of Latino Youth: Implications for the Spread of HIV/AIDS

Implications for the Spread of HIV/AIDS

Hardcover Published: May 2000
ISBN: 9780789008848
Number Of Pages: 226

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The Sexual Construction of Latino Youth: Implications for the Spread of HIV/AIDS is a comprehensive study of what young Latinos learn about sexuality and a detailed description of the latin sexual culture and how it directly relates to HIV infection. This unique book discusses how the social construction of gender in Latin America contributes to sexual violence in such countries as Costa Rica, where violence is used as a means of controlling and asserting ownership over women's bodies at the hands of their fathers, brothers, and boyfriends.

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
General Overviewp. 1
Study Rationale and Objectivesp. 1
Structure of the Studyp. 4
Backgroundp. 7
Sex Education in Costa Ricap. 9
Sexuality and Young Peoplep. 10
Risk of HIV Infection Through Sexual Contactp. 12
Communities Studiedp. 13
Methodologyp. 23
Organization of the Studyp. 23
Specific Objectivesp. 24
Target Population and Study Samplep. 25
Research Methodsp. 26
Preparation of an Interview Guidep. 27
Selection and Training of Interviewersp. 30
Process of Conducting In-Depth Interviewsp. 32
Focus Groupsp. 33
Interviews with Community Leadersp. 34
Transcription and Data Analysisp. 35
Methodological Challengesp. 35
Conceptual Frame for the Analysis of Sexual Culturep. 39
Introduction to Social Constructionismp. 39
Basic Principlesp. 40
Sexual Discoursesp. 42
Sexual Practice and Identityp. 45
Gender, Identity, and Sexual Rolesp. 46
Discourses and Preventionp. 48
Power and Knowledge Articulated in Discoursesp. 49
How Do Discourses on Sex Emerge?p. 50
Discourse Internalizationp. 51
How Are Discourses Imposed?p. 52
Contradictions Inherent Within Sexual Discoursesp. 53
Resistance to Dominant Discoursesp. 54
Compartmentalization of Discoursesp. 56
Hegemonic Sexual Discoursesp. 59
Principles of Religious Discoursesp. 59
Principles of Gender Discoursesp. 68
Principles of Scientific Discoursesp. 72
Assimilation of Religious Discoursesp. 77
The Costa Rican Contextp. 78
Female Religious Discoursesp. 80
Male Religious Discoursesp. 82
Community Religious Discoursesp. 84
Fundamentalist Religious Discoursesp. 87
Assimilation of Gender Discoursesp. 93
How Are Sex Roles Internalized?p. 95
Public Awareness of Gender and the Impulse for Changep. 96
Male Gender Discoursesp. 98
Female Gender Discoursesp. 102
Gender Discourses in the Communitiesp. 106
Assimilation of Scientific Discoursesp. 111
Scientific Discourses and Young Peoplep. 116
Learning and Imposition of Discoursesp. 133
Transmission of Messagesp. 134
Learning and Repetitionp. 136
Blind Acceptance, Essentialist Thinking, and Manichaeismp. 136
Proselytismp. 137
Social Instruments of Control: Punishmentp. 138
Individual Instruments of Control: The Internal Watchdogp. 142
Contradictions and Compartmentalizationp. 149
Origins of Contradictionsp. 149
Contradictions and Young Peoplep. 150
Discursive Contradictions and Tolerance of Homosexualityp. 154
Discourses and Compartmentalizationp. 155
Formal Resistance to Discoursesp. 161
Erotic Discoursesp. 162
Romantic Discoursesp. 169
Feminist Discoursesp. 172
Informal Resistance to Discoursesp. 175
Resistance by Young Women in Villa del Marp. 175
Resistance by Young Men in Villa del Marp. 177
Resistance by Young Men in Villa del Solp. 179
Resistance by Young Women in Villa del Solp. 181
Sexual Culture and Barriers to AIDS Preventionp. 183
Censorshipp. 183
Internal Watchdogp. 184
Magic-Religious Thoughtp. 185
Compartmentalizationp. 186
Sexual Violencep. 188
Economic Violencep. 189
Escapismp. 190
Bibliographyp. 193
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9780789008848
ISBN-10: 078900884X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: May 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1

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