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Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires: Prostitution, Family, and Nation in Argentina (Engendering Latin America) 49182nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0803270488
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"Guy's study is a salutary reminder of how deeply prostitution influences the politics of nationalism, of social control and of cultural identity, not just in Argentina but in Europe as well."-Manchester Guardian.

"Guy's well-organized study of a vast array of social, political, and cultural currents will be of interest to scholars of comparative women's studies and to historians who are engaged in the complicated task of integrating the study of gender relations into economic, political, and social history."-American Historical Review. 

"The history of Latin American women has received increased attention from scholars in the last twenty years. The history of gender relations in the region has barely begun, however, and one could say the same of the historical study of prostitution and sexuality. Donna Guy's book is an important and imaginative contribution to the literature on all these topics."-The Americas.

"A significant contribution to the study of how marginal women (and men) have helped define social, economic, and political acceptability. . . . The author's goal-to show the relationship of female sexual commerce to family, class, and nation'-is realized in a very readable analysis of mid-nineteenth- to mid-twentieth-century Argentina from the perspective of the underworld of prostitutes, bordellos, and international white slavery rings."-Hispanic American Historical Review.  

About the Author

Donna J. Guy, a professor of history at the University of Arizona, is the author of Argentine Sugar Politics: Tucuman and the Generation of Eighty (1980).
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Product Details

  • Series: Engendering Latin America
  • Paperback: 261 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; 49182nd edition (January 28, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803270488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803270480
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,178,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book, by the leading scholar of Latin American women's history, was one of the first works to look at sexuality in Latin America. It traces the history of the tango and links the development of the dance to prostitution.
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By A Customer on September 23, 1998
Not exactly truthful and very demeaning to men.
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