Women in San Juan, 1820-1868 (Paperback)
  • Women in San Juan, 1820-1868 (Paperback)
zoom

Women in San Juan, 1820-1868 (Paperback)

(author)
£26.95
Paperback 180 Pages / Published: 31/10/2002
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
When the threat of political revolution lurked behind the shadows of the Spanish colonial state in Puerto Rico, one of the earliest casualties of anti-independence persecution in San Juan was a woman - Maria de las Mercedes Barbudo. But as the 19th century advanced, economic and urban changes weakened patriarchal structures and provided spaces of autonomy for sanjuaneras. Women in San Juan locates the historical roots of women's contributions to urban modernization, showing how women reacted to and shaped the effort to transform San Juan into a modern, progressive city. Elite and professional women fought to limit the impact of economic changes on their lives from within the city, while poor women and women of color created survival strategies in their newly formed extramural barrios once they had been relocated as part of the state's modernizing agenda. Beneficence afforded elite women opportunities to support their class-based privilege and leisure while serving as a control mechanism to police poor women. The author moves beyond the standard focus on rural and agricultural issues to explore issues of Puerto Rican urban social history.

Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781558762831
Number of pages: 180

You may also be interested in...

Women Who Run With The Wolves
Added to basket
Rise
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Talking with Female Serial Killers
Added to basket
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
We Should All Be Feminists
Added to basket
Lean In
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Unwomanly Face of War
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Devotion
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
What Would Boudicca Do?
Added to basket
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Slay In Your Lane
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.