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Labor and Love in Guatemala : the Eve of Independence

Author: Catherine Komisaruk
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2013.
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Labor and Love in Guatemala re-envisions the histories of labor and ethnic formation in Spanish America. Taking cues from gender studies and the ""new"" cultural history, the book transforms perspectives on the major social trends that emerged across Spain's American colonies: populations from three continents mingled; native people and Africans became increasingly hispanized; slavery and other forms of labor  Read more...
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History
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Komisaruk, Catherine.
Labor and Love in Guatemala : The Eve of Independence.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Komisaruk
ISBN: 9780804784603 0804784604 0804757046 9780804757041
OCLC Number: 847595307
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Changing communities, changing identities : Indians and the colonial world --
"That they cease to be truly slaves" : African emancipation and the collapse of slavery --
A quiet revolution : free laborers and entrepreneurs in the Hispanizing city --
Broken rules in love and marriage : households, gender, and sexuality.
Responsibility: Catherine Komisaruk.

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Labor and Love in Guatemala re-envisions the histories of labor and ethnic formation in Spanish America. Taking cues from gender studies and the ""new"" cultural history, the book transforms perspectives on the major social trends that emerged across Spain's American colonies: populations from three continents mingled; native people and Africans became increasingly hispanized; slavery and other forms of labor coercion receded. Komisaruk's analysis shows how these developments were rooted in gendered structures of work, migration, family, and reproduction. The engrossing narrative.

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"Deeply researched and cogently argued, this monograph provides fascinating insight into the daily lives and loves of Guatemala's plebeian population during the closing decades of the colony, as Read more...

 
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