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Constructing Spanish Womanhood


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List of Illustrations Foreword by Karen Often Editors' Preface General Introduction: Contesting Identifies/Contesting Categories Victoria Loree Enders and Pamela Beth Radcliff Part I: Sociocultural Models: Prescribing Female Identity in Spain Introduction 1. Un/Contested Identifies: Motherhood, Sex Reform and the Modernization of Gender Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Spain Mary Nash 2. Shaping True Catholic Womanhood: Francoist Educational Discourse on Women Aurora Morcillo Gomez 3. "Cortes and Marina": Gender and the Reconquest of America Under the Franco Regime Maria A. Escudero 4. Masculinity Versus Femininity: The Sanfermines: 1939-1978 Clotilde Puertolas Part II: Work Identities Introduction 5. Life and Work in the Tobacco Factories: Female Industrial Workers in the Early Twentieth Century Rosa Marta Capel Martinez 6. Representations of Women Workers: Tobacco Strikers in the 1890s D.J. O'Connor 7. Women on the Land: Household and Work in the Southern Countryside, 1875-1939 Timothy Rees 8. Enlacing Women's Stories: Composing Womanhood in a Coastal Galician Village Heidi Kelley Part III: Political Identities Introduction 9. Liberty, Honor, Order: Gender and Political Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Spain Sarah L. White 10. Spanish Women in the Resistance to Napoleon, 1808-1814 John Lawrence Tone 11. Redressing the Balance: Gendered Acts of Justice around the Mining Community of Rio Tinto in 1913 Temma Kaplan 12. Women's Politics: Consumer Riots in Twentieth-Century Spain Pamela Beth Radcliff 13. "Into the Clear Air of the Plaza": Spanish Women Achieve the Vote in 1931 Judith Keene 14. Women and Men at the Ballot Box: Voting in Spain's Two Democracies Gerard Alexander 15. Problematic Portraits: The Ambiguous Historical Role of the Seccion Femenina of the Falange Victoria Loree Enders General Conclusion Bibliography Contributors Index

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Victoria Loree Enders is Associate Professor of History at Northern Arizona University. Pamela Beth Radcliff is Associate Professor of History at the University of California at San Diego. She is the author of From Mobilization to Civil War: The Politics of Polarization in the Spanish City of Gijon, 1900-1937.


"Until recently, synthetic treatments of European women's history in the English-speaking world have inadvertently neglected (due more to unfamiliarity than ill-will) the important findings of historical research on women and gender in Spain, even as all too few historians outside Spain had embarked on such analyses. Constructing Spanish Womanhood assures that such neglect by the English-speaking world will no longer be possible. This is a wonderful book, a landmark collection of well-integrated, highly readable scholarly studies by a cross-section of Spanish-based and Anglo-based research scholars. Its contents will virtually double the amount of contemporary historical and theoretical scholarship on modern Spanish women and gender issues available in the English language." - From the Foreword by Karen Offen "Constructing Spanish Womanhood represents an important contribution to Spanish historiography ... There is much here that will be useful to social historians of modern Europe and to women's historians more generally." - Journal of Social History "As an edited collection on woman's history in Spain, this volume stands alone. More comprehensive than comparable works available in Spanish, it draws on a burgeoning area of Spanish historiography." - South European Society & Politics "A great contribution to the modern history of Spanish women. Enders and Radcliff describe diverse women: tobacco workers, miners' wives, women of seacoast villages and religious orders, or the activists of modern political movements-real people in a gender-repressed society." - Robert Kern, University of New Mexico

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