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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2007

HIS 363K • Gender in Modern Latin America

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39815 F


Course Description

A lecture/discussion that focuses on the gendered history of women and of men in Latin America from the 19th century to the present. Among the topics discussed will be machismo-marianismo, women in politics, revolutionary changes, sexualities, rural and urban variants, feminisms, and indigenous worlds.

Grading Policy

¼ discussion ¼ take home midterm ¼ take home final ¼ project - Use either a film or primary source documents to write a 5-10 paper on a topic concerning gender in modern Latin America or an assignment approved by the professor.


Most reading assignments will be selections posted on Blackboard. Heather Salamini, Women of the Mexican Countryside (Tucson, 1994). Carolina Maria De Jesus, Child of the Dark. (New York, 1962) Matthew C. Gutmann, The Meanings of Macho (Berkeley, 1996


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