Browse by Subject: Women

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La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina: Gender, Nation, and Popular Culture

In this book, Cecilia Tossounian reconstructs different representations of modern femininity from 1920s and 1930s Argentina, a time in which the country saw new economic prosperity, a growing cosmopolitan population, and the emergence of consumer culture. Tossounian analyzes how these popular images of la joven moderna—the modern girl—helped shape Argentina’s emerging national identity.

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The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

In this volume, Elizabeth Manley explains how women activists from across the political spectrum engaged with the state by working within both authoritarian regimes and inter-American networks, founding modern Dominican feminism, and contributing to the rise of twentieth-century women’s liberation movements in the Global South.

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Convent Life in Colonial Mexico: A Tale of Two Communities

The Catholic Church produced an enormous volume of written material designed to ensure the servility of nuns. Reading this body of proscriptive literature alongside nuns' own writings, Kirk finds that practice often diverged from theory. She analyzes how seventeenth- and eighteenth-century nuns formed alliances and friendships in defiance of Church authorities' efforts to contain and control them.

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Embracing America: A Cuban Exile Comes of Age

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The Autobiography of María Elena Moyano: The Life and Death of a Peruvian Activist

Using Maria Elena Moyano's own words, the editor of this poignant story has re-created the voice of the martyred Peruvian activist. In 1992, at age 33, Moyano was assassinated by guerrillas of the revolutionary movement Shining Path. Through this

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Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers: A Critical Anthology

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Gender, Politics, and Poetry in Twentieth-Century Argentina

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Clementina Suárez: Her Life and Poetry