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Title The gendered worlds of Latin American women workers : from household and factory to the union hall and ballot box / John D. French and Daniel James, editors.

Published Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  331.4098 GEND {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Comparative and international working-class history.
Comparative and international working-class history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Squaring the Circle: Women's Factory Labor, Gender Ideology, and Necessity / John D. French and Daniel James -- "Tales Told Out on the Borderlands": Dona Maria's Story, Oral History, and Issues of Gender / Daniel James -- Women Workers in the "Cathedrals of Corned Beef": Structure and Subjectivity in the Argentine Meatpacking Industry / Mirta Zaida Lobato -- Unskilled Worker, Skilled Housewife: Constructing the Working-Class Woman in Sao Paulo, Brazil / Barbara Weinstein -- "My Duty as a Woman": Gender Ideology, Work, and Working-Class Women's Lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1900-1950 / Theresa R. Veccia -- Talking, Fighting, Flirting: Workers' Sociability in Medellin Textile Mills, 1935-1950 / Ann Farnsworth-Alvear -- Women and Working-Class Mobilization in Postwar Sao Paulo, 1945-1948 / John D. French and Mary Lynn Pedersen Cluff -- The Loneliness of Working-Class Feminism: Women in the "Male World" of Labor Unions, Guatemala City, 1970s / Deborah Levenson-Estrada.
Morality and Good Habits: The Construction of Gender and Class in the Chilean Copper Mines, 1904-1951 / Thomas Miller Klubock -- Household Patrones: Wife-Beating and Sexual Control in Rural Chile, 1964-1988 / Heidi Tinsman -- Oral History, Identity Formation, and Working-Class Mobilization / John D. French and Daniel James.
Summary In Latin American countries, the modern factory originally was considered a hostile and threatening environment for women and family values. Nine essays dealing with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Guatemala describe the contradictory experiences of women whose work defied gender prescriptions but was deemed necessary by working-class families in a world of need and scarcity. 19 photos.
Other author French, John D.
James, Daniel, 1948-
Subject Women -- Latin America -- Economic conditions.
Working class women -- Latin America -- Economic conditions.
Women -- Identity -- Latin America.
Feminism -- Latin America.
ISBN 0822319969 (paperback: acid-free paper)
0822320002 (cloth : acid-free paper)