Women have been active players in the construction of Latin American nations. In the last two decades, leading scholars in the field have taken up the challenge of documenting women's participation. This research explosion has produced fruitful results to allow for the development of specialized courses. This course looks at the nation building process through the lens of Latin American women. Students will examine the expectations, responsibilities and limitations women confronted in their varied roles from the Wars of Independence to the social revolutions and dictatorial regimes of the twentieth century. Besides looking at their political and economic lives, students will explore the changing gender roles and relations within marriage and the family, as well as the changing sexual and maternal mores.
Course Attributes: EN HFYSBU HumBU ISAS HUMAS LCDAS SD I
Section 01First-Year Seminar: Angels, Prostitutes and Chicas Modernas: Women in Latin American History
INSTRUCTOR: MontanoView Course Listing