Mothers Making Latin America [electronic resource] : Gender, Households, and Politics Since 1825

O'Connor, Erin E.
Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.
1 online resource (310 p.)
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Women -- History -- Latin America.
Motherhood -- History -- Latin America.
Sex role -- History -- Latin America.
Feminism -- History -- Latin America.
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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 studentsOffers brief, primary-source document excerpts at the end of each chapter that instructors can use to stimulate class discussionAdheres to a focus on motherhood, which allows for a coherent narrative that touches
Cover; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgments; Source Acknowledgments; 1: Introduction: Gender and Latin American History, or: Why Motherhood?; Two Tales of Women and Politics; Gender as a Category for Historical Analysis; Relationships, Influences, and Terms; What's Feminism Got to Do With It?; Motherhood and the Course of Latin American History; 2: Motherhood in Transition: From Colonies to Independent Nations; Why Is Manuela Sáenz Problematic as a "Founding Mother" from Independence?; Gender and Power in the Colonial Period
For Better or Worse? Gender, Law, and Nation in the Nineteenth CenturyClass and Race in Nineteenth-Century Gender Laws and Discourses; Continuities, Changes, and Consequences; 3: Poor Women: Mothering the Majority in the Nineteenth Century; Varieties of Poor Mothers; Gender, Communities, and Contexts; Living as a peasant or hacienda worker; Gender and slavery on Brazilian plantations; Urban life and gender relations; Mothering One's Own Children; Mothering the Children of Others; Elite Stereotypes, Subaltern Realities
4: Middle-Class and Elite Mothers: Feminism, Femininity, and the Nation in the Nineteenth CenturyLiterary Women in Lima; Motherhood at the Crossroads of Feminism and Femininity; Education: The Linchpin of Social Motherhood; Motherhood and "Appropriate" Work; Mothering Society: Middle-Class Women and Social Reproduction; Who's Minding the Children?; 5: Motherhood at the Crossroads of Tradition and Modernity, circa 1900-1950; The Peculiar Case of Gabriela Mistral; Dangerous "Modern Women" and the Need for "Traditional Mothers"; Mothers and the Nation: Eugenics in Latin America
Doctors, Governments, and MotherhoodThe Question of Motherhood, Women, and Work; Feminisms and Motherhood in the Early to Mid Twentieth Century; Moving Forward While Staying Put?; 6: Poor Mothers and the Contradictions of Modernity, circa 1900-1950; Activism and Motherhood: Doña María Roldán in Argentina; Juggling Work and Motherhood; Single Mothers Facing Modern Challenges; State Intervention in Mothering: Conflicts and Benefits; Aberrant Motherhood?: Chola Market Women; Poor Mothers and the Limits of Modernity; 7: Mothers and Revolution, circa 1910-1990: Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua
Tales of Gender and RevolutionModernizing Patriarchy in the Mexican Revolution; The revolutionary conflict years; Motherhood, laws, and revolutionary state building in Mexico; Motherhood and the revolutionary nation in Mexico; Gender in Cuba: A "Revolution within the Revolution"?; Gender and the Cuban revolutionary conflict; Cuban laws: revolutionizing work and home?; Motherhood in practice: the limits of Cuban policies; Nicaragua: Sandino's Daughters, Revolutionary Mothers; Motherhood and the revolutionary war; Gender, motherhood, and Sandinista rule
Mothers and Revolution: An "Unhappy Marriage"?
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