The Resource Deco body, deco city : female spectacle and modernity in Mexico City, 1900-1939, Ageeth Sluis

Deco body, deco city : female spectacle and modernity in Mexico City, 1900-1939, Ageeth Sluis

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Deco body, deco city : female spectacle and modernity in Mexico City, 1900-1939
Title
Deco body, deco city
Title remainder
female spectacle and modernity in Mexico City, 1900-1939
Statement of responsibility
Ageeth Sluis
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the turbulent decades following the Mexican Revolution, Mexico City saw a drastic influx of female migrants seeking escape and protection from the ravages of war in the countryside. While some settled in slums and tenements, where the informal economy often provided the only means of survival, the revolution, in the absence of men, also prompted women to take up traditionally male roles, created new jobs in the public sphere open to women, and carved out new social spaces in which women could exercise agency. In Deco Body, Deco City, Ageeth Sluis explores the effects of changing gender norms on the formation of urban space in Mexico City by linking aesthetic and architectural discourses to political and social developments. Through an analysis of the relationship between female migration to the city and gender performances on and off the stage, the book shows how a new transnational ideal female physique informed the physical shape of the city. By bridging the gap between indigenismo (pride in Mexico's indigenous heritage) and mestizaje (privileging the ideal of race mixing), this new female deco body paved the way for mestizo modernity. This cultural history enriches our understanding of Mexico's postrevolutionary decades and brings together social, gender, theater, and architectural history to demonstrate how changing gender norms formed the basis of a new urban modernity"--
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DLC
Dewey number
305.420972/53
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1181.M6
LC item number
S58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Mexican experience
Label
Deco body, deco city : female spectacle and modernity in Mexico City, 1900-1939, Ageeth Sluis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-360) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 381 pages
Isbn
9780803293823
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015019355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
2308709
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907651124
  • 2259316
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  • (OCoLC)ocn907651124
  • 2259316

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