From Grandmother to Granddaughter: Salvadoran Women's Stories / Edition 1

From Grandmother to Granddaughter: Salvadoran Women's Stories / Edition 1

by Michael Gorkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520222407

ISBN-13: 9780520222403

Pub. Date: 03/17/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

The life histories and testimonies of nine Salvadoran women from different generations shape this intimate portrayal of contemporary El Salvador. The authors interviewed a grandmother, mother, and granddaughter from three Salvadoran families: La Familia Nuñez, members of the upper class; La Familia Rivas, from El Salvador's growing middle class; and La

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The life histories and testimonies of nine Salvadoran women from different generations shape this intimate portrayal of contemporary El Salvador. The authors interviewed a grandmother, mother, and granddaughter from three Salvadoran families: La Familia Nuñez, members of the upper class; La Familia Rivas, from El Salvador's growing middle class; and La Familia García, from the campo, the Salvadoran peasantry. The voices we hear convey a deep sense of the world of Salvadoran women and how life is lived in that Central American country today.

Each woman tells her own life story, and interspersed with recollections of childhood, marriage, and childrearing are revealing accounts of El Salvador's turbulent political past and present. Reflected in the stories are the vast changes in educational and occupational opportunities for women and the shifts in male-female relationships. Class differences are still a fundamental part of Salvadoran life, but changes are occurring in this area as well.

From Grandmother to Granddaughter is a vivid and authentic portrait of today's El Salvador that convincingly illustrates how individual lives can reflect the larger changes within a society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520222403
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/17/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Map of El Salvador
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
La Familia Nunez17
Nina Cecilia19
Monica42
Paulina70
La Familia Garcia91
Maria93
Lupe113
Nina Dolores138
La Familia Rivas159
Dulce161
Nina Julia188
Sara213
Some Afterwords235
Chronology251
Glossary255

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