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An Analytical Framework for the Study of the Geographies of Fear of Women From the Empirical Evidence in Two Mexican Cities
- Paula Soto Villagrán
This article analyzes the relations between gender, emotions and places, through the idea of women’s geographies of fear. On the one hand, I look into the specific spatial effects of fear of violence in women’s everyday lives and, on the other, I propose some analytical keys that can configure a theoretical-empirical framework of these geographies of fear from a gender perspective, emphasizing the geographical processes that are triggered in the urban experience. Our findings are backed by data from two studies on sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces in the cities of Puebla and Guadalajara, in Mexico.
Indigenous women between wars: old and new expressions of violence
- Laura Raquel Valladares de la Cruz
Keywords: Neoliberal extractivism., gender, intersectionality, indigenous women, Violence against women.
Throughout history it has been shown that in a large number of conflicts there is a constant: violence directed against women, using them as spoils of war to denigrate and hurt the contestants, be they peoples, groups or individuals. This is no different in contemporary conflicts faced by women of indigenous peoples, especially in those cases related to the struggle to build, defend and strengthen the autonomous models of their peoples and communities, as well as those related to the opposition of the peoples. against extractive megaprojects that threaten to deprive them of their territories. In this scenario, indigenous women are being objects of additional violence, not only considering them as spoils of war, but there is violence directed directly against them for their political activism, whether as autonomists, organization leaders, suffragettes, feminists or anti-women. extractivists. In this context, in this article we will provide an overview of the different intersections of gender, class, ethnicity that, in an extractive neoliberal context, violate men and women of indigenous peoples who put power, (in) justice and the economic model into question. current, focusing on the continuities and new expressions of violence against indigenous women.
Masculinities in northern Mexico
- Misael Hernandez
- Joel Pedraza Mandujano
The Dr. Misael Hernández, research professor at El Colegio de la Frontera based in Matamoros, talks about how new masculinities are constructed from gender studies and cultural studies. The researcher makes a historical review about the subject and the way in which it has interacted with other fields, such as studies queer. It delves into the way in which the concept of hegemonic masculinity has changed, both temporally and geographically, throughout history from the 1980s to now.
Género en la encrucijada de la historia social y cultural de México
Susie S. Porter and María Teresa Fernández (eds.), 2015 El Colegio de Michoacán / CIESAS, Zamora, 364 pp.
Culture, politics and daily life in Mexico from a gender perspective
- Agustin Vaca
The collective work Gender at the crossroads of the social and cultural history of Mexico is directed, above all, to the frontal combat against prejudices, biological, social, religious or of any other kind, which historically have prevented, and some still do, the full participation of women in public life, at the same time that it is an effort to penetrate deep into the historical thickness that corresponds to them in their own right.
Los estudios de género en el norte de México a umbrales del siglo XXI
Silvia López Estrada and Cirila Quintero Ramírez (coord.), 2014 El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, 376 pp.
Gender inequalities in northern Mexico
- Maria Eugenia de la O
This work brings together different specialists who offer an interesting overview of the social, economic and political conditions in which women in northern Mexico live from a gender perspective. The book offers the reader detailed information on research carried out with academic rigor, but with a language accessible to a non-specialized audience. The text addresses classic and constitutive themes of the field of gender studies such as the social division of labor, the family, violence, the construction of meanings, power, participation and political representation.
Gender roles in Totonac culture within coffee production. The case of Zongozotla
- Maritel Yanes Perez
- Luis Roberto Canto Valdes
Keywords: coffee, worldview, gender, native peoples, Totonacs.
In this study we analyze the gender roles assumed by some men and women of Totonac origin who are dedicated to the cultivation of coffee in the municipality of Zongozotla, in the Sierra Norte of the state of Puebla, to see what traditional practices are still observed and evidence those values and beliefs that have been modernized. We used the participant observation technique, we conducted fifteen interviews with Totonaco-speaking women accompanied by their husbands. We interpret our results from a gender perspective, but respecting the indigenous worldview of the interviewees. We find traditional patterns of behavior and some elements that force us to rethink gender from the perspective of original people.
“Yo trabajo en casa”. Trabajo del hogar de planta, género y etnicidad en Monterrey
Severine durin, 2017 Publications of the Casa Chata, CIESAS, México, 414 pp.
Indigenous domestic workers and employers in contemporary Mexico: changes, continuities and convergences
- Santiago Canevaro
The book by Séverine Durin represents a significant contribution to analyze and understand the processes through which the inequality of the place of indigenous domestic workers in contemporary Mexico is naturalized and legitimized. Product of more than ten years of research on the situation of indigenous people in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, the author proposes from an anthropological perspective to see with a critical and relational perspective and make a nodal contribution to the debate on the precariousness and vulnerability of female workers of the “plant” home, from a perspective that intersects the cleavages of gender, class and ethnicity.