This article examines the dynamic relationship between a criminologist, Carlos Roumagnac, and the inmates that he interviewed in the large Mexico City prison, Belem, in the first decade of the twentieth century. In particular the piece delves into the way that pederasty, or male homosexuality, was discussed in these interviews, revealing the ways in which Mexican men understood homosexuality as morally unseemly but acceptable if left unspoken. The article concludes with some suggestions about the difficulties encompassed in the history of (homo)-sexuality.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies