South American Independence

BookSouth American Independence

South American Independence

Gender, Politics, Text

Liverpool Latin American Studies, 7

2011

March 1st, 2011

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The struggles for independence in Latin America during the first half of the nineteenth century were accompanied by a wide-ranging debate about political rights, nationality and citizenship. In South American Independence, Catherine Davies, Claire Brewster and Hilary Owen investigate the neglected role of gender in that discussion. Examining women writers from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Colombia, the book traces the contradictions inherent in revolutionary movements that, while arguing for the rights of all, remained ambivalent, at best, about the place of women. Through studies of both published and unpublished writings, South American Independence reveals the complex role of women in shaping the vexed ideologies of independence.

A novel, original, suggestive, and profoundly thought-provoking study of Latin American independence. I genuinely think this is a classic in the making.
Will Fowler, University of St Andrews

A novel, original, suggestive, and profoundly thought-provoking study of Latin American independence. I genuinely think this is a classic in the making.

This book offers an appealing blend of history and literary criticism, with the added benefit on an important focus on women and gender, a theme long neglected in studies of South American Independence. It could be used successfully in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in history, literature and Latin American studies. And it goes without saying that for scholars of the independence era it is an important addition to bibliographies and book-shelves.

Latin American Studies, Volume 41

The authors should be praised for in covering several hitherto unknown or forgotten texts, mainly those written by women, as well as for a cautious analysis of these and the scholarly literature written on the subject. ...a valuable contribution to the study if gender roles and female agency in the first half of the nineteenth century in Latin America, and a fine example of the important of an interdisciplinary approach to Latin American independence.

Hispanic American Historical Review, Volume 88, No. 3

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About The Author

Catherine Davies is a Professor of Hispanic and Latin American Studies at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of A Place in the Sun? Women Writers in Twentieth Century Cuba (Zed, 1997) and co-editor of Latin American Women’s Writing: Feminist Readings in Theory and Crisis (OUP, 1996). Claire Brewster is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. She is author of Responding to Crisis in Contemporary Mexico (University of Arizona Press, 2005). Hilary Owen is Senior Lecturer in Portuguese at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Portuguese Women’s Writing, 1972-1986 (Edwin Mellen Press, 2000)