Mothers Making Latin America: Gender, Households, and Politics Since 1825 (Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista)

Mothers Making Latin America: Gender, Households, and Politics Since 1825 (Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista)

By: Erin E. O'Connor (author)Hardback

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Mothers Making Latin America utilizes a combination of gender scholarship and source material to dispel the belief that women were separated from or unimportant to central developments in Latin American history since independence. * Presents nuanced issues in gender historiography for Latin America in a readable narrative for undergraduate students * Offers brief, primary-source document excerpts at the end of each chapter that instructors can use to stimulate class discussion * Adheres to a focus on motherhood, which allows for a coherent narrative that touches upon important themes without falling into a list of facts textbook style

About Author

Erin E. O Connor is Associate Professor of History at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Her publications include Gender, Indian, Nation: the Contradictions of Making Ecuador, 1830-1925 (2007), Documenting Latin America: Gender, Race, and Empire, Volume 1 (with L. Garofalo, 2011)and Documenting Latin America: Gender, Race, and Nation, Volume 2 (with L. Garofalo, 2011).


Series Editor s Preface vi Acknowledgments viii Source Acknowledgments xi 1 Introduction: Gender and Latin American History, or: Why Motherhood? 1 2 Motherhood in Transition: From Colonies to Independent Nations 24 3 Poor Women: Mothering the Majority in the Nineteenth Century 51 4 Middle-Class and Elite Mothers: Feminism, Femininity, and the Nation in the Nineteenth Century 80 5 Motherhood at the Crossroads of Tradition and Modernity, circa 1900 1950 102 6 Poor Mothers and the Contradictions of Modernity, circa 1900 1950 133 7 Mothers and Revolution, circa 1910 1990: Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua 158 8 Maternalizing Politics, Politicizing Motherhood: Women and Politics, circa 1950 1990s 193 9 Bodies, Policies, and Globalization: Contraception and Abortion in Latin America 222 10 Motherhood Transformed? History, Gender, and the Shift into the Twenty-First Century 248 Bibliography 267 Subject Index 283

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118271438
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781118271438
  • weight: 488
  • ISBN10: 1118271432

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