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Author Komisaruk, Catherine, 1965-

Title Labor and love in Guatemala [electronic resource] : the eve of independence / Catherine Komisaruk.

Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Changing communities, changing identities : Indians and the colonial world -- "That they cease to be truly slaves" : African emancipation and the collapse of slavery -- A quiet revolution : free laborers and entrepreneurs in the Hispanizing city -- Broken rules in love and marriage : households, gender, and sexuality.
Summary Labor and Love in Guatemala re-envisions the histories of labor and ethnic formation in Spanish America. Taking cues from gender studies and the ""new"" cultural history, the book transforms perspectives on the major social trends that emerged across Spain's American colonies: populations from three continents mingled; native people and Africans became increasingly hispanized; slavery and other forms of labor coercion receded. Komisaruk's analysis shows how these developments were rooted in gendered structures of work, migration, family, and reproduction. The engrossing narrative.
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Subject Labor -- Guatemala -- History.
Slavery -- Guatemala -- History.
Ethnicity -- Guatemala -- History.
Marriage -- Guatemala -- History.
Social change -- Guatemala -- History.
Guatemala -- History -- To 1821.
Chronological Term To 1821
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Komisaruk, Catherine. Labor and Love in Guatemala : The Eve of Independence. Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2013 9780804757041
ISBN 9780804784603 (electronic bk.)
0804784604 (electronic bk.)
0804757046 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804757041 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804757041 (cloth ; alk. paper)