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Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico

Gloria González-López


Family Secrets is a thought-provoking feminist-informed sociological study exposing the deeply troubling, hidden, and unspoken issues of incest and sexual violence in Mexican families. Based on 60 in-depth individual interviews the author personally conducted in Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey, she exposes the rich life stories of people who are as complex and multilayered as the incestuous experiences themselves. Incest may include a wide spectrum and highly nuanced and diverse expressions of coercion, as well as secrets around sex and romance within families. The sexua ... More

Keywords: incest, sexual violence, double standard, Mexican families

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479855599
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479855599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gloria González-López, author
University of Texas at Austin