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Mami, you’re so hot!’: negotiating hierarchies of masculinity through piropos in contemporary Havana
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5895-1840
2013 (English)In: Stockholm Review of Latin American Studies, ISSN 1654-0204, no 9, 5-20 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The article analyses the practice of piropos – catcalling,compliments, comments – in Havana street interaction. Whilepiropos are often approached as a form of heterosexual eroticinterplay, this article argues for an understanding of this practiceas a way to negotiate hierarchies of masculinity. The argument isdeveloped through a comprehensive analysis of the emic distinctionof piropos into two categories, piropos bonitos and groseros,that is, beautiful compliments on the one hand, and on the other,rude or offensive comments. Taken together, these different kindsof comments shed light on the role of piropos as part of malehomosocial communication to perform masculinity in relation toother men. Furthermore, the article follows up on the distinction ofpiropos into two categories to explore the classed and racializedconnotations of grosería or rudeness in street interaction.

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Stockholm: Institute of Latin American Studies, Stockholms universitet , 2013. no 9, 5-20 p.
Keyword [en]
Havana, Cuba, street interaction, piropos, piropos groseros, piropos bonitos, homosociality, masculinity, Cuban feminist critique, ‘cultural level’
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-115163OAI: diva2:794097
Available from: 2015-03-10 Created: 2015-03-10 Last updated: 2015-04-10Bibliographically approved

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