Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition: Women in Latin American History

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1994 - History - 242 pages
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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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Contents

Culture and the Status of Women
1
The Other Face of Machismo
3
Womens Liberation in Latin America Toward a History of the Present
18
Concerning Womens Intelligence and Beauty
26
Concerning the Education of Women
30
The Influence of the Present Mexican Revolution upon the Status of Mexican Women
40
Champion of Womens Sexual Freedom
55
Women in the World of the Tango
66
The Chola
152
The Suffrage Movement in Latin America
157
Kinship Structure and the Role of Women in the Urban Upper Class of Mexico
177
The Revolution Protects Motherhood
182
A Typology of Poor Women
189
From Home to Street Women and Revolution in Nicaragua
197
Interview with Indiana Acevedo July 211992 Managua Nicaragua
211
War Is Our Daily Life Womens Participation in Sendero Luminoso
219

Reconstructing the Past
77
Daily Life in NineteenthCentury Colombia
81
Changes in Mexican Family Law in the Nineteenth Century
87
Women Peonage and Industrialization Argentina 18101914
103
The Catholic Church Work and Womanhood in Argentina 18901930
127
Bread and Roses Women Who Live Poverty
226
Suggested Readings
235
Suggested Films
240
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