Honor, Status and Law in Modern Latin America PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Honor, Status and Law in Modern Latin America free pdf This collection brings together recent scholarship that examines how understandings of honor changed in Latin America between political independence in the early nineteenth century and the rise of nationalist challenges to liberalism in the 1930s. These rich historical case studies reveal the uneven processes through which ideas of honor and status came to depend more on achievements such as education and employment and less on the birthright privileges that were the mainstays of honor during the colonial period. Whether considering court battles over lost virginity or police conflicts with prostitutes, vagrants, and the poor over public decorum, the contributors illuminate shifting ideas about public and private spheres, the growing intervention of the state in defining and arbitrating individual reputations, and the enduring role of patriarchy in apportioning both honor and legal rights.Each essay examines honor in the context of specific historical processes, including early republican nation-building in Peru- the transformation in Mexican villages of the cargo system, by which men rose in rank through service to the community- the abolition of slavery in Rio de Janeiro- the growth of local commerce and shifts in women's status in highland Bolivia- the formation of a multiethnic society on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast- and the development of nationalist cultural responses to U. S. colonialism in Puerto Rico. By connecting liberal projects that aimed to modernize law and society with popular understandings of honor and status, this volume sheds new light on broad changes and continuities in Latin America over the course of the "long nineteenth century." Contributors Jose Amador Rossana Barragan Sueann Caulfield Sidney Chalhoub Sarah Chambers Olivia Gomes da Cunha Eileen Findley Brodwyn Fischer Laura Gotkowitz Keila Grinberg Peter Guardino Cristina Schetti Pereiva Lara Putnam

About Sueann Caulfield

Sueann Caulfield is Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. She is the author of In Defense of Honor: Sexual Morality, Modernity, and Nation in Early Twentieth-century Brazil, also published by Duke University Press. Sarah C. Chambers is Associate Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of From Subjects to Citizens: Honor, Gender, and Politics in Arequipa, Peru, 1780-1854. Lara Putnam is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of The Company They Kept: Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean Costa Rica, 1870-1960.

Details Book

Author : Sueann Caulfield
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 08 June 2005
ISBN : 0822335751
EAN : 9780822335757
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Honor, Status and Law in Modern Latin America



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Slavery and Emancipation in Islamic East Africa  :  From Honor to Respectab ... free pdfSlavery and Emancipation in Islamic East Africa : From Honor to Respectab ...

    Examining the process of abolition on the island of Pemba off the East African coast in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. this book demonstrates the links between emancipation and the redefinition of honor among all classes of people on the island..


  • Above All, Honor free pdfAbove All, Honor

    First in the Honor Series. In an all new. expanded edition of the first in the Honor series. Above All. Honor introduces single-minded Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts and the woman she is sworn to protect-Blair Powell..


  • The Health Workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean free pdfThe Health Workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This report provides a status update on the human resources for health (HRH) sub-system in six Latin American and Caribbean countries: Colombia. Costa Rica. Jamaica. Panama..


  • The Practice of Honor free pdfThe Practice of Honor

    Honor. In Today's World. A one-of-a-kind book in both subject and perspective. "The Practice of Honor" is about reformation of honor-it is intended to disrupt your current model of authority..


  • To Honor My Father free pdfTo Honor My Father

    A book of poetry form the heart to honor and praise the Father of us all.God has blessed me by allowing me the ability to express myself in words. In this book. "To Honor My Father" I truly seek to bring Honor to Him..


  • Honor, Status and Law in Modern Latin America free pdfHonor, Status and Law in Modern Latin America

    . This collection brings together recent scholarship that examines how understandings of honor changed in Latin America between political independence in the early nineteenth century and the rise of n