Paola Canova explores the impacts of development in Paraguay’s Chaco region through the lens of curajodie, a practice among Ayoreo people in which single women exchange sex for money or goods with non-Ayoreo… Read More Frontier Intimacies: Ayoreo Women and the Sexual Economy of the Paraguayan Chaco: Canova
A collection of essays on the construction and emergence of ethnic identities in the Ecuadorian Andes, edited by Marc Becker. The authors of the volume examine Afro-Ecuadorians and indigenous communities through the lens of politics, culture, religion, gender, and the environment to better understand the array of social problems facing the country. French sociologist Manuela… Read More Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorians Facing the Twenty-First Century: Marc Becker
Citation DeTemple, Jill Michelle. Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories: Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador. Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.
Citation Clark, A. Kim. Gender, State, and Medicine in Highland Ecuador: Modernizing Women, Modernizing the State, 1895-1950. Pitt Latin American Series. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
Citation Black, Chad T. The Limits of Gender Domination: Women, the Law, and Political Crisis in Quito, 1765-1830. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010.
Citation Gauderman, Kimberly. Women’s Lives in Colonial Quito: Gender, Law, and Economy in Spanish America. University of Texas Press, 2009.
Citation O’Connor, Erin. Gender, Indian, Nation: The Contradictions of Making Ecuador, 1830-1925. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007.
Citation Lind, Amy. Gendered Paradoxes: Women’s Movements, State Restructuring, and Global Development in Ecuador. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005.
Citation Johnson, Lyman L., and Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, eds. The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America. 1st ed. Diálogos. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1998.
Citation Hamilton, Sarah. The Two-Headed Household: Gender and Rural Development in the Ecuadorean Andes. Pitt Latin American Series. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998.
The role of violence and the importance of cultural identity in the struggles between indigenous communities and the nation-state are the subjects of Ana María Alonso’s monograph, Thread of Blood: Colonialism, Revolution, and Gender on Mexico’s Northern Frontier (1995). This anthropological history of machismo in the culturally-mestizo Namiquipa community in Chihuahua looks at how violence,… Read More Thread of Blood: Ana María Alonso
Asunción Lavrin’s edited volume, Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America, presents a series of perspectives on what Lavrin calls the “conquest of the mind,” the means through which the Spanish state and Catholic Church sought to maintain control over colonial society. The authors challenge received understandings of the region’s early history by showing the… Read More Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America: Asunción Lavrin
Citation Crain, Mary M. “Poetics and Politics in the Ecuadorean Andes: Women’s Narratives of Death and Devil Possession.” American Ethnologist 18, no. 1 (1991): 67–89.