Gender Studies

A Woman, a Man, a Nation

Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina
By Jeffrey M. Shumway

Mariquita’s and Juan Manuel’s lives corresponded with the major events and processes that shaped the turbulent beginnings of the Argentine nation, many of which also shaped Latin America and the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution (1750–1850).

Searching for Madre Matiana

Prophecy and Popular Culture in Modern Mexico
By Edward Wright-Rios

Edward Wright-Rios examines the much-maligned—and sometimes celebrated—character of Madre Matiana and her position in the development of Mexico.

Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexico

Edited by Javier Villa-FloresSonya Lipsett-Rivera

The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico.

Violent Delights, Violent Ends

Sex, Race, and Honor in Colonial Cartagena de Indias
By Nicole von Germeten

This study of sexuality in seventeenth-century Latin America takes the reader beneath the surface of daily life in a colonial city.

No Mere Shadows

Faces of Widowhood in Early Colonial Mexico
By Shirley Cushing Flint

Three generations of women in one family are the characters in this intimate historical study of what it meant to be a widow in sixteenth-century Mexico City.

Saved in Time

The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
By Estella B. LeopoldHerbert W. Meyer

“Reads like a mystery thriller wherein a handful of committed environmentalists forestall the destruction of America’s premier fossil beds. Brings to mind John Nichols’s The Milagro Beanfield War and Edward Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang. It is a true story with a happy ending (unless you’re a real estate developer).”—Jack Loeffler, author of Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey

Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico

Edited by Víctor M. Macías-GonzálezAnne Rubenstein

In Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico, historians and anthropologists explain how evolving notions of the meaning and practice of manhood have shaped Mexican history.

The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver

Gender, Sexuality, and Money on the Miskito Coast
By Laura Hobson Herlihy

Interspersed with short stories, songs, and incantations, The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver demonstrates the archetypes of femininity and masculinity within Miskitu society, highlighting the power associated with women's sexuality-as manifested in both goddess and human form-and the vulnerable position of men.

Otavalan Women, Ethnicity, and Globalization

By Linda D'Amico

Gender is at the center of D'Amico's analysis as she looks beyond the overlapping lives of Elsie Clews Parsons and Rosa Lema, both innovators and adept at crossing cultural boundaries, to explore the interrelationship between gender, ethnicity, and globalization.

The Women's Suffrage Movement and Feminism in Argentina from Roca to Perón

By Gregory Hammond

Providing an overview of the women's suffrage movement from its earliest stages through the passage of the 1947 law, this study examines what Argentina's history can tell us about the moment when a society agrees to the equal participation of women in the political realm.

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