Weaving the Past A History of Latin America's Indigenous Women from the Prehispanic Period to the Present

ISBN-10: 0195183282

ISBN-13: 9780195183283

Edition: 2005

Authors: Susan Kellogg
List price: $28.95 Buy it from $6.69
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Weaving the Past offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary history of Latin America's indigenous women. While the book concentrates on native women in Mesoamerica and the Andes, it covers indigenous people in other parts of South and Central America, including lowland peoples in and beyond Brazil, and Afro-indigenous peoples, such as the Garifuna, of Central America. Drawing on primary and secondary sources, it argues that change, not continuity, has been the norm for indigenouspeoples whose resilience in the face of complex and long-term patterns of cultural change is due in no small part to the roles, actions, and agency of women. The book provides broad coverage of gender roles in native Latin America over many centuries, drawing upon a range of evidence fromarchaeology, anthropology, religion, and politics. Primary and secondary sources include chronicles, codices, newspaper articles, and monographic work on specific regions. Arguing that Latin America's indigenous women were the critical force behind the more important events and processes of Latin America's history, Kellogg interweaves the region's history of family, sexual, and labor history with the origins of women's power in prehispanic, colonial, and modern South and Central America. Shying away from interpretations that treat women as house bound and passive, the book instead emphasizes women's long history of performing labor, being politically active, and contributing to, even supporting, family and community well-being.

Used Starting from $20.64
New Starting from $33.90
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought


Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introducing the Indigenous Women of Latin America
Some Introductory Remarks
Some Useful Concepts
Some Background on Latin America's Earliest Women
Of Warriors and Working Women: Gender in Later Prehispanic Mesoamerica and the Andes
Women and Gender among Northern and Central Mexican Peoples: Parallel Organizations, Hierarchical Ideologies
The Postclassic Nudzahui: Elite Gender Complementarity
The Maya of the Classic and Postclassic Periods: The Flexible Patriarchy
The Andes: Women and Supernatural and State Power
Colliding Worlds: Indigenous Women, Conquest, and Colonialism
Gender, Sex, and Violence in the Conquest Era
Laboring Women: Paying Tribute, Losing Authority
Family and Religious Life: The Paradoxes of Purity and Enclosure
A Rebellious Spirit
With Muted Voices: Mesoamerica's Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Women
Nahua Women: Complementarity within Submissiveness
Oaxaca: Land of the "Matriarchs"?
Maya Women: Working, Weaving, Changing
Fighting for Survival through Political Action and Cultural Creativity: Indigenous Women in Contemporary South and Central America
Women in the Andes: Revolutionizing Tradition in the Highland Cultures of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia
Women in the Tropical Lowlands of South America: Egalitarian Political Structures, Female Subordination, and the Fight for Cultural Survival
Indigenous Women in Central America: Searching for Empowerment in Diverse Circumstances
Indigenous Women: Creating Agendas for Change
Organizations Mentioned in the Text and Their Acronyms
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.