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Brazilian Women Speak Contemporary Life Stories

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ISBN-10: 0813513014

ISBN-13: 9780813513010

Edition: 1988

Authors: Daphne Patai

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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Daphne Patai is professor of Brazilian literature and literary theory at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of a number of books on literature, utopian studies, and the culture wars, most recently Professing Feminism: Education and Indoctrination in Women's Studies, Revised Edition (with Noretta Koertge).Will H. Corral teaches Spanish American literature and culture at California State University, Sacramento. He is the author or editor of several books in Spanish, the most recent of which is El error del acierto (contra ciertos dogmas latinoamericanistas); he lives in Davis, California.

Introduction: Constructing a Self
Sister Denise: "The People Live the Gospel"
Carolina: "My Life Was Mainly Helping Anyone Who Needed It"
Vera: "To Be Mother Only to Your Own Children--That's Very Little"
Angela: "In Spiritualism There's Real Equality"
Family Portrait
Norma: "I'm Not Just a Superwoman, I'm a Superman"
Glicia: "The Best Thing Is to Try to Live Well and Shut Up"
Doroteia: "Family Life Doesn't Exist Anymore"
"Women's Work"
Teresa: "Doing Laundry Is Easier Than Working in the Fields"
Carmen: "In the Backlands We Work Hard and Marry Young"
Maria Helena: "I Never Won Anything, Not the Lottery or Anything Else"
Marta: "When a Maid's in the House, I Lose Half My Freedom"
Conceicao: "The Rich Have Money and the Poor Have Love"
Sonia: "I Never Have Time to Sit Down"
Celia: "Our Comrade Has Some Petty-Bourgeols Deviations"
Madalena: "You're a Militant and Homosexual; Obviously There's a Problem"
Good Girls
Branca: "I Want So Little, So Very Little"
Alice: "I Just Want to Be a Good Girl"
Ana Maria: "The More You Receive, the More You're Obliged to Give"
Lucia: "I'd Give Up Anything for Work"
Cristina: "What Did I Aspire To? What Was My Life?"
Postscript: The New Brazilian Constitution