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- DescriptionWeaving the Past offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary history of Latin America's indigeus women. While the book concentrates on native women in Mesoamerica and the Andes, it covers indigeus people in other parts of South and Central America, including lowland peoples in and beyond Brazil, and Afro-indigeus peoples, such as the Garifuna, of Central America. Drawing on primary and secondary sources, it argues that change, t continuity, has been the rm for indigeus peoples whose resilience in the face of complex and long-term patterns of cultural change is due in small part to the roles, actions, and agency of women. The book provides broad coverage of gender roles in native Latin America over many centuries, drawing upon a range of evidence from archaeology, anthropology, religion, and politics. Primary and secondary sources include chronicles, codices, newspaper articles, and mographic work on specific regions. Arguing that Latin America's indigeus women were the critical force behind the more important events and processes of Latin America's history, Kellogg interweaves the region's history of family, sexual, and labor history with the origins of women's power in prehispanic, colonial, and modern South and Central America. Shying away from interpretations that treat women as house bound and passive, the book instead emphasizes women's long history of performing labor, being politically active, and contributing to, even supporting, family and community well-being.
- Author BiographySusan Kellogg is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Houston.
- Author(s)Susan Kellog
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication29/09/2005
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note2 maps, numerous halftones
- Weight613 g
- Width162 mm
- Height243 mm
- Spine23 mm
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