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  Contributor Biography:  Pablo Ben 
 
Pablo E. Ben researches the history of sexuality in Latin America. He has published articles considering the medical construction of sex and hermaphroditism in Buenos Aires at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. He has also explored other issues associated with sexuality, social control, and the nation-building process in Argentina. His research focuses on Argentina, but through a comparative view of other Latin American countries. He is completing his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago.

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social sciences >> Argentina

Although Argentina recently became the first Latin American country to attain marriage equality nationally, the country has a long history of defining itself in terms of masculinity and in opposition to sexual deviancy.

social sciences >> Latin America: Colonial

Same-sex sexual practices among the indigenous peoples of Latin America were seen by their Spanish and Portuguese conquerors as evidence of their cultural inferiority and were repressed through both religious and civil means.

   

 

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