New e-books (May 2018 II)

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From angel to office worker : middle-class identity and female consciousness in Mexico, 1890-1950 / Susie S. Porter

In late nineteenth-century Mexico a woman’s presence in the home was a marker of middle-class identity. However, as economic conditions declined during the Mexican Revolution and jobs traditionally held by women disappeared, a growing number of women began to look for work outside the domestic sphere. As these “angels of the home” began to take office jobs, middle-class identity became more porous. To understand how office workers shaped middle-class identities in Mexico, From Angel to Office Worker examines the material conditions of women’s work and analyzes how women themselves reconfigured public debates over their employment. At the heart of the women’s movement was a labor movement led by secretaries and office workers whose demands included respect for seniority, equal pay for equal work, and resources to support working mothers, both married and unmarried. Office workers also developed a critique of gender inequality and sexual exploitation both within and outside the workplace. From Angel to Office Worker is a major contribution to modern Mexican history as historians begin to ask new questions about the relationships between labor, politics, and the cultural and public spheres.

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mahercivil

Civil war and uncivil development : economic globalisation and political violence in Colombia and beyond / David Maher

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castillocrafting

Crafting a republic for the world : scientific, geographic, and historiographic inventions of Colombia / Lina del Castillo

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donaghydemocratizing

Democratizing urban development : community organizations for housing across the United States and Brazil / Maureen M. Donaghy

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jimenezmigrants

Migrants and political change in Latin America / Luis F. Jiménez

 

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Only the people can save the people : constituent power, revolution, and counterrevolution in Venezuela / Donald V. Kingsbury

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franquisoldiers

Soldiers of the nation : military service and modern Puerto Rico, 1868-1952 / Harry Franqui-Rivera

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wellersovereign

Sovereign debt crises and negotiations in Brazil and Mexico, 1888-1914 : governments versus bankers / Leonardo Weller

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beushausenpractices

Practices of resistance in the Caribbean : narratives, aesthetics, politics / edited by Wiebke Beushausen, Miriam Brandel, Joseph Farquharson, Marius Littschwager, Annika McPherson and Julia Roth

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