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The Resource Women in the crucible of conquest : the gendered genesis of Spanish American society, 1500-1600, Karen Vieira Powers

Women in the crucible of conquest : the gendered genesis of Spanish American society, 1500-1600, Karen Vieira Powers

Label
Women in the crucible of conquest : the gendered genesis of Spanish American society, 1500-1600
Title
Women in the crucible of conquest
Title remainder
the gendered genesis of Spanish American society, 1500-1600
Statement of responsibility
Karen Vieira Powers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The evidence of women in the Americas is conspicuously absent from most historical syntheses of the Spanish invasion and early colonization of the New World. Karen Powers's ethnohistoric account is the first to focus on non-military incidents during this transformative period. As she shows, native women's lives were changed dramatically. The book uncovers the activities and experiences of women, shows how the intersection of gender, race, and class shaped their lives, and reveals the sometimes hidden ways they were integrated into social institutions. Powers's premise is that women were demoted in status across race and class and that some women resisted this trend. She describes the ways women made spaces for themselves in colonial society, in the economy, and in convents as well as other religious arenas, such as witchcraft. She shows how violence and intimidation were used to control women and writes about the place of sexual relations, especially miscegenation, in the forging of colonial social and economic structures."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, Karen Vieira
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1460.5
LC item number
.P68 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Diálogos
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Inca women
  • Aztec women
  • Spain
Label
Women in the crucible of conquest : the gendered genesis of Spanish American society, 1500-1600, Karen Vieira Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Pre-Hispanic gender roles under the Aztecs and the Incas -- The Spanish invasion of the Americas : a gendered collision -- Colonial sexuality : of women, men, and Mestizaje -- Women's domination under colonial rule -- Spanish gender ideologies : prescriptions, realities, and New World constructions -- Invisible workers : women's labor under Spanish rule -- Women's empowerment under Spanish rule -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm56840703
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 230 p.
Isbn
9780826335197
Lccn
2004024854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Women in the crucible of conquest : the gendered genesis of Spanish American society, 1500-1600, Karen Vieira Powers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Pre-Hispanic gender roles under the Aztecs and the Incas -- The Spanish invasion of the Americas : a gendered collision -- Colonial sexuality : of women, men, and Mestizaje -- Women's domination under colonial rule -- Spanish gender ideologies : prescriptions, realities, and New World constructions -- Invisible workers : women's labor under Spanish rule -- Women's empowerment under Spanish rule -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm56840703
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 230 p.
Isbn
9780826335197
Lccn
2004024854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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