Engendering Latin America

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  1. Domestic Economies
    When Porfirio Díaz extended his modernization initiative in Mexico to the administration of public welfare, the families and especially the children of the urban poor became a government concern. Reforming the poor through work... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2010
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  2. From Colony to Nation
    The first book on women’s political history in Belize, From Colony to Nation demonstrates that women were creators of and activists within the two principal political currents of twentieth-century Belize: colonial-middle class... Learn More
    Published: 17th April 2009
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  3. False Mystics
    False Mystics provides a history of popular religion, race, and gender in colonial Mexico focusing on questions of spiritual and social rebellion and conformity. Nora E. Jaffary examines more than one hundred trials of “false... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2008
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  4. A Culture of Everyday Credit
    Pawning was the most common credit mechanism in Mexico City in the nineteenth century. A diverse, largely female pawning clientele from lower- and middle-class households regularly secured small consumption loans by hocking household... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2006
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  5. The Case of the Ugly Suitor and Other Histories of Love, Gender, and Nation in Bueno
    In 1840 Gumerscindo Arroyo hoped to marry Francisca Canicoba, but her father forbade it. Consequently, Francisca took her father to court for permission to marry, where he objected on the grounds that Arroyo was simply too ugly. In... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2005
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  6. Mexican Karismata
    Mexican Karismata chronicles the life of Francisca de los Ángeles (1674–1744), the daughter of a poor Creole mother and mestizo father who became a renowned holy woman in her native city of Querétaro, Mexico, during the high... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2004
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  7. Female Citizens, Patriarchs, and the Law in Venezuela, 1786-1904
    Female Citizens, Patriarchs, and the Law in Venezuela examines the effects that liberalism had on gender relations in the process of state formation in Caracas from the late eighteenth to the nineteenth century. The 1811 Venezuelan... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2004
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  8. Class Mates
    This innovative study considers how approximately seven thousand male graduates of law came to understand themselves as having a legitimate claim to authority over nineteenth-century Brazilian society during their transition from... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2002
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  9. White Slavery and Mothers Alive and Dead
    White Slavery and Mothers Alive and Dead brings together a diverse set of essays exploring topics ranging from public health and child welfare to criminality and industrialization. What the essays have in common is their gendered... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2000
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  10. Women, Feminism and Social Change in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, 1890–1940
    Feminists in the Southern Cone countries—Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay—between 1910 and 1930 obliged political leaders to consider gender in labor regulation, civil codes, public health programs, and politics. Feminism thus... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1998
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  11. I'm Going to Have a Little House
    In August 1960 the publication of Quarto de Despejo (Child of the Dark) created a sensation in Brazil—and in the rest of the world—as it appeared in translations in fourteen languages. That diary of a poor black woman from... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 1997
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  12. Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires
    A study of prostitution necessarily examines questions of power, class, gender, and public health. In Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires these questions combine with particular force. During most of the time covered in this provocative... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1995
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