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978-0-7425-3742-2 • Hardback • November 2006 • $144.00 • (£111.00)
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William E. French is associate professor in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia.
Katherine Elaine Bliss is visiting scholar and adjunct associate professor at the Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Gender, Sexuality and Power in Latin America since Independence
Chapter 2 Vicenta Ochoa, Dead Many Times: Gender, Politics, and a Death Sentence in Early Republican Caracas, Venezuela
Chapter 3 Madame Durocher's Performance: Cross-Dressing, Midwifery, and Authority in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Chapter 4 Mismeasured Women: Gender and Social Science on the Eve of Female Suffrage in Cuba
Chapter 5 Such a Strong Need: Sexuality and Violence in Belem Prison
Chapter 6 Gentlemanly Responsibility and Insults of a Woman: Dueling and the Unwritten Rules of Public Life in Uruguay, 1860-1920
Chapter 7 Work, Sex, and Power in a Central American Export Economy at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Chapter 8 Dangerous Driving: Adolescence, Sex, and the Gendered Experience of Public Space in Early-Twentieth-Century Mexico City
Chapter 9 Doctoring the National Body: Gender, Race, Eugenics, and the Invert in Urban Brazil, ca. 1920-1945
Chapter 10 Masculinity, Primitivism, and Power: Gaucho, Tango, and the Shaping of Argentine National Identity
Chapter 11 Gender, Sexuality, and Revolution: Making Histories and Cultural Politics in Nicaragua, 1979-2001
Chapter 12 Gendering the Space of Death: Memory, Democratization, and the Domestic
Chapter 13 Appendix: Mexican Internet Sites for Gender and Sexuality
This exciting collection showcases many of the best young historians of Latin America. With wide-ranging essays covering much of the Americas—and framed by classic gender/sexuality concepts, discourse analysis, and queer theory—the volume provides groundbreaking new research on gender, sexuality, and power and shows why such studies must be central to all future histories of the region....
— Matthew C. Gutmann
Highly recommended. All undergraduate libraries.
— Choice Reviews
An excellent approach to integrating gender and sexuality in the study of Latin American history. Challenging and stimulating essays focusing on the centrality of these variables in the study of Latin American history since independence.
— Jose R. Gomez
Editors William E. French and Katherine E. Bliss nicely bring together a wide range of essays that cover the early republican period to the early twenty-first century, touching down in Venezuela, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and various points in Central America and the Caribbean....
— The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History
This is a terrific collection of new scholarship on sexuality and gender in Latin America. . . . Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Latin America since Independence stands out both for its extremely useful introduction and the truly new directions taken by the essays of the contributing scholars. . . . This collection is noteworthy and refreshing. . . . This well-rendered volume testifies to the vibrancy of the field and deserves wide attention.