ISBN-10:
0897891716
ISBN-13:
9780897891714
Pub. Date:
07/30/1988
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Sellers and Servants: Working Women in Lima, Peru / Edition 1

Sellers and Servants: Working Women in Lima, Peru / Edition 1

by Ximena Bunster, Ellan Young

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Sellers and Servants: Working Women in Lima, Peru / Edition 1

Sellers and Servants is a welcome addition to research on a neglected subject, that of poverty-stricken Peruvian women whose alternatives for subsistence are few and cruel: to be a servant or to peddle goods in the markets and streets of Lima. Contemporary Sociology

A tour de force . . . Bunster and Chaney set out 'to tap an inner world of feelings, values, and significance' among poor migrant women in Lima. . . . Using an innovative 'talking pictures' interview technique, the authors delve into the lives of these 'poorest of the poor' revealing simultaneously their suffering and their strength.

Women's Review of Books

Ximena Bunster directs her own research center on women in Santiago, Chile. Elsa Chaney teaches and works in the field of comparative politics, centered around women in development concerns in the Caribbean, South America, and Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897891714
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/1988
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

XIMENA BUNSTER, directs her own research center on women, in Santiago. Dr. Bunster's research and writing cover such topics as Latin American society and culture underdevelopment, working conditions of women and children in developing societies, peasant societies and the anthropology/sociology of women and of human rights.

ELSA M. CHANEY has divided her working life between teaching and practical work in the field, centered around women in development concerns in the Caribbean, South America and Africa. Her field work in Peru for this book was preceded by an earlier stay in that country, where she interviewed 167 women active in local and national politics for her book Supermadre: Women in Politics in Peru and Chile.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Agripina

Maria

Motherhood, Family, and Community

Working Children

Epilogue: Talking Pictures: A New Methodology

Bibliography

Index

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