Introduction

A Desalambrar: Unfencing Gender’s Place in Research on Latin America
  • Janise Hurtig
  • Rosario Montoya
  • Lessie Jo Frazier

Abstract

This volume brings together recent work by feminist anthropologists of Latin America whose research addresses the interplay of gender, place, and power. As anthropologists, we find “place” to be a useful conceptual vehicle for emphasizing the cultural, social, and historical specificity of gender relations and ideologies. As feminists, we recognize the necessity of incorporating gender—understood as an axis of social power (McDowell 1999) and a category of analysis—to examine how specific places operate as sites of cultural production, institutional inequalities, or grassroots struggles. In other words, the chapters in this volume theorize specific social practices, cultural constructions, identify formations, and historical transformations through the inter-relationship of gender and place.

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  • Rosario Montoya
  • Lessie Jo Frazier

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