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- DescriptionChallenging the stereotypical images of the dominating male and the subservient woman, this book addresses the variety of representations of in Latin American culture. Ranging across homosexuality, prostitution, football, politics and ethnic relations, this study analyzes the many potent images of gender, from Maradona, the child trickster of Argentinian football, to La Malinche, mistress of a Conquistador and traitor to her nation. Based on social anthropological fieldwork, the essays present ethgraphic material from Mexico city to the highlands of Ecuador. Drawing particular attention to the cultural and symbolic meanings of gender, the contributors redress the ecomic bias that has underpinned research in Latin America. Together, the essays reveal the central role of gender differences in the making of ethnic, national, political and ecomic divisions. Kristi Anne Stolen is the co-editor of Gender and Social Change in Developing Countries and Power and Social Change in the Argentine Praire .
- Author BiographyMerit Melhuus has carried out fieldwork in Argentina, Norway and Mexico. She is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. Kristi Anne Stolen is Director and Professor at the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo. She is the author of Gender, Power and Social Change in the Argentine Prairie.
- PublisherVerso Books
- Date of Publication19/11/1996
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Series TitleCritical studies in Latin America series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVerso Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight369 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byKristi Anne Stolen,Marit Melhuus
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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