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Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition : Woman in Latin American History - Gertrude M. Yeager

Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition

Woman in Latin American History

Paperback Published: 28th August 1997
ISBN: 9780842024808
Number Of Pages: 266

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Understanding the role of women in Latin American history demands a full examination of their activities in the region's political, economic, and domestic spheres. Toward this end, historian Gertrude M. Yeager has assembled the multidisciplinary collection Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition.

The essays in this volume explore the ways in which Latin American women have shaped-and have been shaped by-the traditional practices and ideologies of their cultures. The selections are arranged in two sections: Culture and the Status of Women, and Reconstructing the Past.

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A fascinating collection of readings on culture, history, and gender. Playing on the complex relationship between perceptions of women and women's perceptions, Yeager draws from a wide variety of materials to help us understand female roles in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America.--Susan M. Socolow, Emory University

Marianismo: The Other Face of Machismop. 3
Women's Liberation in Latin America: Toward a History of the Presentp. 18
Concerning Women's Intelligence and Beautyp. 26
Concerning the Education of Womenp. 30
The Influence of the Present Mexican Revolution upon the Status of Mexican Womenp. 40
Jorge Amado: Champion of Women's Sexual Freedomp. 55
Women in the World of the Tangop. 66
Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century Colombiap. 81
Changes in Mexican Family Law in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 87
Women, Peonage, and Industrialization: Argentina, 1810-1914p. 103
The Catholic Church, Work, and Womanhood in Argentina, 1890-1930p. 127
The "Chola"p. 152
The Suffrage Movement in Latin Americap. 157
Kinship Structure and the Role of Women in the Urban Upper Class of Mexicop. 177
Republic of Cuba, Law No. 1263: The Revolution Protects Motherhoodp. 182
A Typology of Poor Womenp. 189
From Home to Street: Women and Revolution in Nicaraguap. 197
Interview with Indiana Acevedo, July 21, 1992, Managua, Nicaraguap. 211
"War Is Our Daily Life": Women's Participation in Sendero Luminosop. 219
Bread and Roses: Women Who Live Povertyp. 226
Suggested Readingsp. 235
Suggested Filmsp. 241
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ISBN: 9780842024808
ISBN-10: 0842024808
Series: Jaguar Books on Latin America (Paperback Numbered)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 28th August 1997
Publisher: SPEAR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.37  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.38