Hugo Cerón-Anaya's work focuses on social inequalities and privilege, examining how notions of whiteness (within a Latin American context), perceptions of masculinity, and class dynamics impact the behavior of affluent people. He is particularly interested in the wide array of ordinary and everyday practices that reproduce privilege.
His book Privilege at Play: Class, Race, Gender, and Golf in Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2019) uses an intersectional perspective to examine inequalities, social hierarchies, and privilege in contemporary Mexico.
Cerón-Anaya is interested in developing a sociological understanding of power that captures the multiple ways in which power shapes life opportunities. In doing so, he wants to examine how class, race, and gender articulate a set of structures of subordination that impact life trajectories in a myriad of combinations. He argues that a more complex understanding of power and domination will help us to explain why communal action against social inequalities is hard to achieve and even sometimes opposed by excluded communities.
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