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Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850-1910

Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850-1910

Lee Skinner.

University Press of Florida, 2016.

This ambitious volume surveys an expansive and diverse range of countries across the nineteenth-century Spanish-colonized Americas, showing how both men and women used the discourses of modernity to envision the place of women in the modern, utopian nation. Lee Skinner argues that the rhetorical nature of modernity made it possible for readers and writers to project and respond to multiple contradictory perspectives on gender roles.

With special attention to public and private space, domesticity, education, technology, and work, Skinner identifies gender as a central concern at every level of society. She looks at texts by Clorinda Matto de Turner, Jorge Isaacs, Soledad Acosta de Samper, Ignacio Altamirano, Juana Manuela Gorriti, and many others, ranging from novels and essays to newspaper articles and advertisements. This book offers a complete picture of how writers thought about gender roles, modernization, and national identity during Spanish America’s uneven transition toward modernity.




Nineteenth Century Studies Association

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XIII Jornadas Nacionales de Historia de las Mujeres / VIII Congreso Iberoamericano de Estudios de Género

24 al 27 de julio de 2017 – Horizontes revolucionarios. Voces y cuerpos en conflicto


Decimonónica. Journal of Nineteenth Century Hispanic Cultural Production. Revista de Producción Cultural Hispánica Decimonónica. 

Decimonónica — an on-line, refereed, international journal which highlights the cultural production of the nineteenth-century Hispanic world and publishes two editions per year (Winter and Summer) — invites scholarly submissions from a literary or cultural studies perspective, with a focus on Latin America or Spain.

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Periódico El liceo católico. Mayo 1º 1871

Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa. Oaxaca, México.

El liceo católico 1_may_1871


Una historia de zozobra y desconcierto

La recepción de las primeras escritoras profesionales en Mexico, 1867-1910. Leticia Romero Chumacero.


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