The Secret History of Gender: Women, Men, and Power in Late Colonial Mexico / Edition 3

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An illustrated history of the hurricanes known to have struck North Carolina from the days of the first European settlers to the present. This edition takes into account the three major storms--Bonnie, Dennis, and Floyd--that have hit North Carolina since the last edition was published in 1998.
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Editorial Reviews

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A remarkable work, theorizing patriarchy as ever-changing rather than static.

Canadians Journal of Latin American/Caribbean Studies

One of the most significant contributions to Latin American and women's history published in the past two decades.

Western Historical Quarterly

This is a complex book well worth reading, and Stern provides important insights that scholars may debate for some time.

Journal of Social History

An elegant and convincing analysis of gender relations.

Colonial Latin American Historical Review

This is a theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich study of gender and popular political culture in colonial Mexico.

American Historical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807846438
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 2/26/1997
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve J. Stern, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is author of numerous books and articles on Latin American history.
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Part 1. The Journey
Chapter 1. An Invitation to Readers
Chapter 2. Power, Patriarchy, and the Mexican Poor: An Inquiry
Part 2. Before Zapata: Culture as Argument
Chapter 3. Counting Surprises: The Art of Cultural Exaggeration
Chapter 4. Woman, Man, and Authority: The Contested Boundaries of Gender Right and Obligation
Chapter 5. Cultural Legitimacy, Cultural Stigma: An Interpretation of Widows
Chapter 6. The Crossfires of Gender and Family, Color and Class: Solidarity, Conflict, and Ambivalence
Chapter 7. Battles of Patriarchs: The World of Male Peasant Violence
Chapter 8. Gender Culture and Political Culture: Languages of Community, Politics, and Riot
Part 3. Many Mexicos?: Culture as Variation
Chapter 9. Regionalism and Mexicanidad: Toward a Framework
Chapter 10. The Indian South: Gender, Power, and Ethnicity in Oaxaca
Chapter 11. The Plebeian Center: Struggling Women and Wayward Patriarchs in Mexico City
Chapter 12. The Many Mexicos of Every Mexican Region: Morelos Reconsidered
Part 4. Reflections
Chapter 13. Conclusion: Power and Patriarchy in Subaltern Life, Late Colonial Times
Chapter 14. Postscript: The Problem of Ghosts
Appendix: A Note on Quantitative Methods

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