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By Elizabeth Dore, Maxine Molyneux

ISBN-10: 0822324342

ISBN-13: 9780822324348

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ISBN-13: 9780822324690

ISBN-10: 0822380234

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This assortment examines the at the same time influential interactions of gender and the nation in Latin the US from the overdue colonial interval to the top of the 20th century. finding watershed moments within the techniques of gender development by means of the geared up strength of the ruling sessions and within the techniques in which gender has conditioned state-making, Hidden Histories of Gender and the country in Latin the US remedies the shortcoming of such concerns in earlier stories of country formation.
Along those traces, the publication starts with theoretical chapters through the editors, Elizabeth Dore and Maxine Molyneux. Dore opens by way of arguing opposed to the existing view that the 19th century used to be marked by means of a gentle emancipation of ladies, whereas Molyneux considers how quite a few Latin American country forms—liberal, corporatist, socialist, neoliberal—have extra lately sought to include girls into their initiatives of social reform and modernization. those essays are via twelve case reports that learn how states have contributed to the normalization of female and male roles and family members. protecting a magnificent breadth not just of ancient time but in addition of geographical scope, this quantity strikes from Brazil to Costa Rica, from Mexico to Chile, traversing many nations in among. participants discover such themes as civic ritual in Bolivia, rape in war-torn Colombia, and the criminal development of patriarchy in Argentina. They research the general public law of family existence, feminist foyer teams, category compromise, girl slaves, and girls in rural households—distinct, salient points of the state-gender dating in particular international locations at particular historic junctures.
By offering a richly descriptive and theoretically grounded account of the interplay among kingdom and gender politics in Latin the United States, this quantity contributes to an incredible dialog among feminists attracted to the country and political scientists drawn to gender. it will likely be invaluable to such disciplines as historical past, sociology, overseas comparative experiences, and Latin American studies.

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. María Eugenia Chaves, Elizabeth Dore, Rebecca Earle, Jo Fisher, Laura Gotkowitz, Donna J. man, Fiona Macaulay, Maxine Molyneux, Eugenia Rodriguez, Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt, Ann Varley, Mary Kay Vaughan

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Women and the State: International Perspectives (London: Taylor and Francis, 1996). Joan Scott, ‘‘Women in History: The Modern Period,’’ Past and Present 101 (1983): 141–57; Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, ‘‘Placing Women’s History in History,’’ New Left Review 133 (1982): 5–29. ’’ in Becoming Visible: Women in European History, ed. Renate Bridenthal and Claudia Koonz (Boston: Houghton and Mi∆in, 1977), 137–64. Carmen Ramos Escandón analyzes this question with regard to Mexico in ‘‘Reading Gender in History,’’ in Gender Politics in Latin America: Debates in Theory and Practice, Elizabeth Dore, ed.

See, Women of Mexico City, chap. 3. Asunción Lavrin includes qualifiers in her remarks about women’s exercise of patria potestad in the late colonial era. , ed. Leslie Bethell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984), 2:327. The consensus in Latin American family history is that in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries a large number of households across the region were headed by women. , Gender Politics in Latin America, 101–17. Also, K. Lynn Stoner, ‘‘Directions in Latin American Women’s History, 1977–1985,’’ Latin American Research Review 22, no.

H. Lorraine Radtke and Henderikus J. : Sage, 1994), 136– 73, and Gender and Power: Society, the Person, and Sexual Politics (Oxford: Polity, 1987); Shirin M. , Women and the State: International Perspectives (London: Taylor and Francis, 1996). Joan Scott, ‘‘Women in History: The Modern Period,’’ Past and Present 101 (1983): 141–57; Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, ‘‘Placing Women’s History in History,’’ New Left Review 133 (1982): 5–29. ’’ in Becoming Visible: Women in European History, ed. Renate Bridenthal and Claudia Koonz (Boston: Houghton and Mi∆in, 1977), 137–64.

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