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

Lee Skinner

Abstract

Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850–1910, proposes that in the nineteenth century, discourses of modernity shaped ideas about gender and especially about the status of women in private and public life at the same time as those concepts of the modern were themselves formed in the Spanish American context by both received and newly-emerging notions of gender roles held by Spanish American intellectuals. Men and women took advantage of the rhetoric of modernity in order to attach their own agendas to those discourses about modernity. The book asserts that the rhetorica ... More

Keywords: Gender, Modernity, Nation-building, Public and private space, Domesticity, Technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062846
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062846.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee Skinner, author
Claremont McKenna College

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